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A LIST OF BOOKS, PAPERS, AND VERSES,
IN WHICH OUR AUTHOR WAS ABUSED, BEFORE THE PUBLICATION OF THE
WITH THE TRUE NAMES OF THE AUTHORS.
REFLECTIONS Critical and Satirical, on a late Rhapsody, called An Essay on Criticism. By Mr. Dennis. Printed by B. Lintot, price 6d.
A New Rehearsal, or Bayes the younger; containing an Examen of Mr. Rowe's plays, and a word or two on Mr. Pope's Rape of the Lock. Anon. [By Charles Gildon.] Pro ted for J. Roberts, 1714, price 1s.
Homerides; or, a Letter to Mr. Pope, occasioned by his intended translation of Homer. By Sir Iliad Doggrel. [Tho. Burnet and G. Ducket, esquires.] Printed for W. Wilkins, 1715, price 9d.
Æsop at the Bear Garden; a Vision, in imitation of the Temple of Fame, by Mr. Preston. Sold by John Morphew, 1715, price 6d.
The Catholic Poet, or Protestant Barnaby's Sorrowful Lamentation; a Ballad about Homer's Iliad. By Mrs. Centlivre, and others, 1715, price ld.
An Epilogue to a Puppet-Show at Bath, concerning the said Iliad. By George Ducket, Esq. Printed by E. Curl
A complete Key to the What d'ye call it. Anon. [By Griffin, a player ; supervised by Mr. Th- .] Printed by J. Roberts, 1715.
A True Character of Mr. P. and his Writings, in a Letter to a Friend. Anon. (Dennis.] Printed for S. Popping, 1716, price 3d.
The Confederates; a Farce. By Joseph Gay. [J. D. Breval.] Printed for R. Burleigh, 1717, price 18.
Remarks upon Mr. Pope's Translation of Homer; with two Letters con. cerning Windsor Forest, and the Temple of Fame. By Mr. Dennis. Printed for E. Curl, 1717, price 1s. 6d.
Satires on the Translators of Homer, Mr. P. and Mr. T. Anon. (Bez. Morris. ] 1717, price 6d.
The Triumvirate; or, a Letter from Palæmon to Celia at Bath. Anon. [Leonard Welsted.] 1711, folio, price 1s.
The Battle of Poets; an Heroic Poem. By Tho. Cooke. Printed for J. Roberts. Folio, 1725.1
[1 Here properly the list should have closed, for the publications afterwards named were subsequent to the Dunciad, and consequently were not unprovoked attacks.]
Memoirs of Lilliput. Anon. [Eliza Haywood.] Octavo, printed in 1727.
An Essay on Criticism, in Prose. By the author of the Critical History of England. [J. Oldmixon.] Octavo, printed 1728.
Gulliveriana and Alexandriana; with an ample Preface and Critique on Swift and Pope's Miscellanies. By Jonathan Smedley. Printed by J. Ro. berts. Octavo, 1728.
Characters of the Times; or, an Account of the Writings, Characters, &c., of several Gentlemen Libelled by S- and -, in a late Miscellany. Octavo, 1728.
Remarks on Mr. Pope's Rape of the Lock, in Letters to a friend. By Mr. Dennis. Written in 1724, though not printed till 1728. Octavo.
VERSES, LETTERS, ESSAYS, OR ADVERTISEMENTS
IN THE PUBLIC PRINTS.
British Journal, Nov. 25, 1727. A Letter on Swift and Pope's Miscellanies. (Writ by M. Concanen.]
Daily Journal, March 18, 1728. A Letter by Philomauri. James-Moore Smythe.
Id. March 29. A Letter about Thersites; accusing the author of disaffection to the Government. By James-Moore Smythe.
Mist's Weekly Journal, March 30. An Essay on the Arts of a Poet's Sinking in Reputation; or a Supplement to the Art of Sinking in Poetry. [Supposed by Mr. Theobald.]
Daily Journal, April 3. A Letter under the name of Philo-ditto. By James-Moore Smythe.
Flying Post, April 4. A Letter against Gulliver and Mr. P. [By Mr. Oldmixon.]
Daily Journal, April 6. An Auction of Goods at Twickenham. By JamesMoore Smythe.
The Flying Post, April 7. A Fragment of a Treatise upon Swift and Pope. By Mr. Oldmixon.
The Senator, April 9. On the Same. By Edward Roome.
Flying Post, April 13. Verses against Dr. Swift, and against Mr. P-'s Homer. By J. Oldmixon.
Daily Journal, April 23. Letter about the Translation of the Character of Thersites in Homer. By Thomas Cooke, &c.
Mist's Weekly Journal, April 27. A Letter of Lewis Theobald.
Daily Journal, May 11. A Letter against Mr. P. at large. Anon. [John Dennis.]
All these were afterwards reprinted in a pamphlet, entitled, A Collection of all the Verses, Essays, Letters, and Advertisements ocoasioned by Mr. Pope and Swift's Miscellanies, prefaced by Concanen, Anonymous, octavo, and printed for A. Moore, 1728, price 1s. Others of an elder date, having lain as waste paper many years, were, upon the publication of the Dunciad
brought out, and their anthors betrayed by the mercenary booksellers (in hopes of some possibility of vending a few) by advertising them in this manner :-“ The Confederates, a Farce. By Capt. Breval (for which he was put into the Dunciad). An Epilogue to Powel's Puppet-Show. By Col. Ducket (for which he was put into the Dunciad). Essays, &c. By Sir Richard Blackmore. (N.B. It was for a passage of this book that Sir Richard was put into the Dunciad.)” And so of others.
AFTER THE DUNCIAD, 1728.
An Essay on the Dunciad, octavo, printed for J. Roberts. (In this book, p. 9, it was formally declared, “ That the complaint of the aforesaid libels and advertisements was forged and untrue; that all mouths had been silent, except in Mr. Pope's praise; and nothing against him published, but by Mr. Theobald.”]
Sawney, in Blank Verse, occasioned by the Dunciad; with a Critique on that Poem. By J. Ralph, [a person never mentioned in it at first, but in. serted after]. Printed for J. Roberts. Octavo.
A Complete Key to the Dunciad. By E. Curll. 12mo, price 6d.
The Popiad. By E. Curll. Extracted from J. Dennis, Sir Richard Blackmore, &c. 12mo, price 6d.
The Curliad. By the same E. Curll.
The Female Dunciad. Collected by the same Mr. Curll. 12mo, price 6d. With the Metamorphosis of P. into a Stinging-Nettle. By Mr. Foxton. 12mo.
The Metamorphosis of Scriblerus into Snarlerus. By J. Smedley. Printed for A. Moore. Folio, price 6d.
The Dunciad Dissected. By Curll and Mrs. Thomas. 12mo.
An Essay on the Taste and Writings of the Present Times. Said to be writ by a Gentleman of C. C. C., Oxon. Printed for J. Roberts. Octavo.
The Arts of Logic and Rhetoric, partly taken from Bouhours, with New Reflections, &c. By John Oldmixon. Octavo.
Remarks on the Dunciad. By Mr. Dennis. Dedicated to Theobald. Octavo.
A Supplement to the Profund. Anon. By Matthew Concanen. Octavo.
Mist's Weekly Journal, June 8. A long Letter, signed W. A. Writ by some or other of the Club of Theobald, Dennis, Moore, Concanen, Cooke, who for some time held constant weekly meetings for these kind of per. formances.
Daily Journal, June 11. A Letter signed Philo-Scriblerus, on the name of Pope-Letter to Mr. Theobald, in verse, signed B. M. [Bezaleel Morris] against Mr. P. Many other little Epigrams about this time in the same papers, by James Moore, and others.
Mist's Journal, June 22. A Letter by Lewis Theobald.
Flying Post, August 8. Letter on Pope and Swift.
Daily Journal, August 8. Letter charging the Author of the Dunciad with Treason.
Durgen : a Plain Satire on a Pompous Satirist. By Edward Ward, with a little of James Moore.
Apollo's Maggot in his Cups. By E. Ward.
Gulliveriana Secunda. Being a Collection of many of the Libels in the Newspapers, like the former volume, under the same title, by Smedley. Advertised in the Craftsman, Nov. 9, 1728, with this remarkable promise,
any thing which any body should send as Mr. Pope's or Dr. Swift's, should be inserted and published as theirs."
Pope Alexander's Supremacy and Infallibility Examined, &c. By George Ducket, and John Dennis. Quarto.
Dean Jonathan's Paraphrase on the Fourth Chapter of Genesis. Writ by E. Roome. Folio, 1729.
Labeo. A paper of verses by Leonard Welsted, which after came into one epistle, and was published by James Moore, quarto, 1730.
Another part of it came out in Welsted's own name, under the just title of Dulness and Scandal. Folio, 1731.
There have been since published :
Verses on the Imitator of Horace. By a Lady (or between a Lady, a Lord, and a Court-Squire]. Printed for J. Roberts. Folio.
An Epistle from a Nobleman to a Doctor of Divinity, from Hampton Court (Lord H-y‘Hervey']. Printed for J. Roberts also. Folio.
A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope. Printed for W. Lewis in Covent Garden. Octavo.
A PARALLEL OF THE CHARACTERS
MR. DRYDEN AND MR. POPE,
AS DRAWN BY CERTAIN OF THEIR CONTEMPORARIES,
HIS POLITICS, RELIGION, MORALS. Mr. Dryden a mere renegado from monarchy, poetry, and good sense.1 A true republican son of monarchical church.2 A republican atheist.3 Dryden was from the beginning an åklon pórallos, and I doubt not will continue so to the last.4
In the poem called Absalom and Achitophel are notoriously traduced, the king, the queen, the lords, and gentlemen, not only their honourable persons exposed, but the whole nation and its representatives notoriously libelled. It is scandalum magnatum, yea of majesty itself.5
He looks upon God's gospel as a foolish fable, like the Pope, to whom he is a pitiful purveyor.6 His very Christianity may be questioned. He ought to expect more severity than other men, as he is most unmerciful in his reflections on others.8 With as good a right as his Holiness, he sets up for poetical infallibility.
Mr. DRYDEN only a Versifier.
His whole Libel is all bad matter, beautified (which is all that can be said of it) with good metre.10 Mr. Dryden's genius did not appear in anything more than his versification, and whether he is to be ennobled for that only, is a question.11
1 Milbourn on Dryden's Virgil, 8vo. 1698, p. 6.
4 Page 8.
8 Ibid, p. 175. 9 Page 39.
10 Whip and Key. Pref. 11 Oldmixon, Essay on Criticism, p. 84.