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burden than is sufficient for his strength, but there is another beast that crouches under all'.

A FROG.] Poet Squab endued with Poet Maro's spirit! an ugly, croaking kind of vermin, which would swell to the bulk of an Ox 8.

A COWARD.] A Clinias or a Damætas, or a man of Mr. Dryden's own courage.

A KNAVE.] Mr. Dryden has heard of Paul, the Knave of Jesus Christ. And, if I mistake not, I have read somewhere of John Dryden, Servant to his Majesty'.

A FOOL.] Had he not been such a self-conceited Fool-Some great Poets are positive Blockheads 3.

A THING.] So little a Thing as Mr. Dryden 1.

7 Milbourn, p. 105. 9 Page 176.

3 Milbourn, p. 34.

8 Page 11.

1 Page 57.

2 Whip and Key, Pref. 4 Ibid. p. 35.

An Ass.] It is my duty to pull off the Lion's skin from this Little Ass 5.

A FROG.] A squab, short Gentleman-a little creature, that, like the Frog in the Fable, swells, and is angry that it is not allowed to be as big as an Ox 6.

A COWARD.] A lurking way-laying coward'.

A KNAVE.] He is one whom God and Nature have marked for want of common honesty.

A FOOL.] Great Fools will be christened by the names of great Poets, and Pope will be called Ho


A THING.] A little abject Thing'.

5 Dennis, Rem. on Hom. Pref.

6 Dennis's Rem. on the Rape of the Lock, Pref. p. 9.

7 Char. of Mr. P.

p. 3.

9 Dennis, Rem. on Homer, p. 37.

8 Ibid.

1 Ibid. p. 8.




[The first NUMBER shows the Book, the second the VERSE.]

ATTILA, iii. 92.

Alaric, iii. 91.


Alma Mater, iii. 338.

Annius, an antiquary, iv. 347.
Arnall, William, ii. 315.
Addison, ii. 124. 140.
Atterbury, Dr. iv. 246.


Blackmore, Sir Richard, i. 104; ii.

259. 302. 370.

Banks, i. 146.

Broome, ibid.

Bond, ii. 126.

Brown, iii. 28.

Bladen, iv. 560.

Budgel, Esq. ii. 397.
Bentley, Richard, iv. 201.
Bentley, Thomas, ii. 205.
Boyer, Abel, ii. 413.
Bland, a Gazetteer, i. 231.
Breval, J. Durant, ii. 126. 238.

Benlowes, iii. 21.
Bavius, iii. 24.
Burmannus, iv. 237.

Benson, William, iii. 325; iv. 110.

Burgersdyck, iv. 198.
Boeotians, iii. 50.

Boyle, iii. 328.

Bruin and Bears, i. 101.

Bear and Fiddle, i. 224.
Burnet, Thomas, iii. 179.
Bacon, iii. 215.

Barrow, Dr. iv. 245.


Cibber, Colley, Hero of the Poem,


Cibber, sen. i. 31.

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