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BY THE AUTHOR

A DECLARATION.

WHEREAS certain Haberdashers of Points and Particles, being instigated by the spirit of Pride, and assuming to themselves the name of Critics and Restorers, have taken upon them to adulterate the common and current sense of our Glorious Ancestors, Poets of this Realm, by clipping, coining, defacing the images, miring their own base allay, or otherwise falsifying the same; which they publish, utter, and send as genuine : The said haberdashers having no right thereto, as neither heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, or in any sort related to such Pocts, to all or any of them: Now, We, having carefully revised this our Dunciad, beginning with the words The Mighty Mother, and ending with the words buries All, containing the entire sum of One thousand seven hundred and fifty four verses, declare every word, figure, point, and comma of this impression to be authentic: And do therefore strictly enjoin and forbid any person or persons whatsoever to erase, reverse, put between hooks, or by any other means, directly or indirectly, change or mangle any of them. And we do hereby earnestly exhort all our brethren to follow this our example, which we heartily wish our great Predecessors had heretofore set, as a remedy / and prevention of all such abuses. Provided always, that nothing in this Declaration shall be construed to limit the lawful and undoubted right of every subject of this Realm, to judge, censure, or condemn, in the whole or in part, any Poem or Port whatsoever.

Given under our hand at London, this third day of January, in the year of our Lord One thousand, seven hundred, thirty and two.

Declarat' cor' me,

JOHN BARBER, Mayor.

P.

A LIST OF BOOKS, PAPERS, AND VERSES,

In which our Author was abused, before the Publication of the DUNCIAD; with the true Names of the Authors.

REFLECTIONS critical and satyrical on a D. Breval) printed for R. Burleigh, 1717,

late Rhapsody, called an Essay on Criticism. By Mr Dennis, printed by B. Lintot, price 6d.

A New Rehearsal, or Bays 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) printed for J. Roberts, 1714, price IS.

Homerides, or a Letter to Mr Pope, occasioned by his intended translation of Homer. By Sir Iliad Dogrel. (Tho. Burnet and G, Ducket, Esquires), printed for W. Wilkins, 1715, price 9d.

Esop 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 id.

An Epilogue to a Puppet-shew 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

price is.

Remarks upon Mr Pope's translation of Homer; with two letters concerning the Windsor Forest, and the Temple of Fame. By Mr Dennis, printed for E. Curl, 1717, price 1s. 6d.

Satyrs 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 is.

The Battle of Poets, an heroic poem. By Tho. Cooke, printed for J. Roberts, folio, 1725. 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. Roberts, octavo, 1728.

Characters of the Times; or, an account of the writings, characters, &c. of several gentlemen libelled by Sand P——, 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 Philo-mauri. James-Moore Smith.

Id. March 29. A letter about Thersites ; accusing the author of disaffection to the Government. By James-Moore Smith.

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 Smith. Flying Post, April 4. A Letter against Gulliver and Mr P. (By Mr Oldmixon.)

Daily Journal, April 5. An Auction of Goods at Twickenham. By James-Moore Smith. The Flying Post, April 6. A Fragment of a Treatise upon Swift and Pope. By Mr Oldmixon. The Senator, April 9. On the same. By

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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, entituled A Collection of all the Verses, Essays, Letters, and Advertisements occasion'd by Mr Pope and Swift's Miscellanies, prefaced by Concanen, Anonymous, octavo, and printed for A. Moore, 1728, price is. Others of an elder date, having lain as waste Paper many years, were, upon the publication of the Dunciad, brought out, and their Authors betrayed by the mercenary Booksellers (in hope 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 is 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 Dun"ciad.)" 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 inserted after), printed for J. Roberts, octavo, A complete Key to the Dunciad. By E. Curl, 12mo. price 6d.

A second and third edition of the same, with additions, 12mo.

The Popiad. By E. Curl, extracted from J. Dennis, Sir Richard Blackmore, &c. 12mo. price

6d.

The Curliad. By the same E. Curl.

The Female Dunciad. Collected by the same Mr Curl, 12mo. price 6d. With the Metamorphosis of P. into a stinging Nettle. By Mr Fox

ton, 12mo.

The Metamorphosis of Scriblerus into Snarlerus. By J. Smedley, printed for A. Moore, folio, price 6d.

The Dunciad dissected. By Curl 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 performances.

Daily Journal, June 11. A Letter signed

Philoscriblerus, on the name of Pope-Letter to
Mr Theobald, in verse, signed B. M. (Bezaleel
Morris) against Mr P. Many other little epi-
grams about this time in the same papers, by
James Moore, and others.
A Letter by Lewis

Mist's Journal, June 22.
Theobald.

Flying Post, August 8.

Swift.

Letter on Pope and Letter charging

Daily Journal, August 8.

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 News-papers, like the former Volume, under the same title, by Smedley. Advertised in the Craftsman, Nov. 9, 1728, with this remarkable promise, that "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,

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INDEX

OF PERSONS CELEBRATED IN THIS POEM.

(The first Number shews the Book, the second the VERSE.)

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INDEX

OF MATTERS CONTAINED IN THIS POEM AND NOTES.

(The first Number denotes the Book, the second the VERSE and NOTE on it.
Test. Testimonies1.)

A.
DDISON (Mr) railed at by A. Philips, iii.
326.
Abused by J. Oldmixon, in his Prose-Essay
on Criticism, etc. ii. 283.

by J. Ralph, in a London Journal, iii. 165.
Celebrated by our author,-Upon his Dis-
course of Medals-In his Prologue to Cato-
In his Imitation of Horace's Epistle to Au-
gustus-and in this Poem, ii. 140.

False Facts concerning him and our Author
related by anonymous persons in Mist's Four-
nal, &c. Test.

Disproved by the Testimonies of
The Earl of Burlington,

- Mr Tickel,

- Mr Addison himself, ibid.

Anger, one of the characteristics of Mr Dennis's
Critical writings, i. 106.

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[The Testimonies of Authors concerning our Poet and his Works, published by P. under the
name of Martinus Scriblerus, but omitted here.]

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