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Dryden was from the beginning an úr hot posandos, inconsistent (6). Pope, as a Pupilt, must be a and I doubt not will continue so to the last (d): tory and high flyer (). He is both whig and • In the poem called Absalom and Achitophel, cory (d). are notoriously traduced the King, the Queen, the He hath made it his custom to cackle to more Lords and Gentlemen, not only their honourable than one party in their own sentiments (e). persons exposed, but the whole Nation its Re in his miscellanies, the persons abused are, The presentatives notoriously libelled. It is scandalum King, the Queen, his late Majesty, both Houses hizgnatum, yea' of Majesty itself (e).
of Parliament, the Privy-Council, the Bench of He looks upon God's Gospel as a foolish fable, Bishops, the established Church, the present Milike the Pope, to whom he is a pitiful purveyor (f). mister, &c. To make sense of some pallages, they His very Christianity may be questioned (s). He must be construed into Royal Scandal (f): ought to expect more severity than other men, He is a Popish rhymester, bred up with a conas he is most unmerciful in his own reflections on tempt of the sacred writings (8). His religion others (6): with as good a right as his Holiness, allows him to destroy hercties, not only with his he sets up for poetical infallibility (i).
pen, but with fire and sword; and such were all those unhappy wits whom he sacrificed to his acó cursed Popish principles (). It deserved vengeance to suggest, that Mr. Pope had less infalli
bility, than his namesake at Rome (*). Mr Darden only a Versiper.
Mr. Pope only a Versifier. His whole libel is all bad matter, beautified The smooth numbers of the Dunciad are all (which is all that can be said of it) with good that recommend it, nor has it any other merit (4). metre (k). Mr. Dryden's genius did not appear 11 must be owned that he hath got a notable in any thing more than his versification, and whe
" knack of rhyming and writing smooth yerse (1). ther he is to be ennobled for that only, is a queltion (). Mr DRYDEN's Virgil .
Mr. Fope's Homer. 'Tonfon calls ic Dryden's Virgil, to show that The Homer which Lintot prints, does not talk this is not thae Virgil fo admired in the Augus. like Homer, but like Pope ; and he who translated tian age; but a Virgil of another stamp, a lilly, him, one would swear, had a hill in Tipperary for impertinent, nonsensical writer. None but a Ba_ his Parnassus, and a puddle in some bog for vius, a Mavius, or a Bathyllus, carped at Vir: his Hippocrene (m). He has no admirers, among gil (m); and none but such unthinking vermin those that can distinguish, discern, and judge (~). admire his tranfiator (r). It is true, soft and easy He hath a knack at smooth verse, but without lines might become Ovid's Epistles or Art of either genius or good sense, or any tolerable knowLove, But Virgil, who is all great and majestic, ledge of English. The qualities which distinguish &c. requires strength of lines, weight of words, Homer are the beauties of his diction, and the and closeness of expression; not an ambling muse harmony of his versification-But this little author, running on carpet ground, and Mod as lightly as who is so much in vogue, has neither sense in his a Newmarket racer.-He has numberless faults in thoughts, nor English in his exprellions (). his author's meaning, and in propriety of expres.
MR. DRYDEN undersiood no Greek nor Latin.
MR. Pope understood no Greek. Mr. Dryden was once, I have heard, at West He hath undertaken to translate Homer from minster school: Dr Bulby would have whipt him the Greek, of which he knows not one word, into for so childish a paraphrafe (2). The meanest English, of which he understands as little (~). I pedant in England would whip a lubber of twelve for conftruing so absurdly (9). The translator is (6) Dunciad diffe&ted. (c) Pref. to Gulliveriana. mad : every line betrays his ftupidity »). The (d) Dennis, Charaller of Mr. P. faults are innumerable, and convince me that (e) Tbeobald, Letter in Miff's Journal, June 22, Mr. Dryden did not, or would not understand his 1928. author(s). This shows how fit Mr. D. may be to (8) Lis, at the end of a Collection of Verses, Let.
ters, Advertisements, 8vo, printed for A. Moore, 1728, (d) Milbourne on Dryden's Virgil, Svo, 1698, p. 8. and the Preface to it, p. 6.' (8) Dennis's Remarks os
(2) W big and Key, 4t9, printed for R Janeway, Homer, p. 27. (b) Preface to Guiliveriana, p. II. 1682. Pref.
(8) Milbourne, p. 9. (i) Dedication to the Collection of Verses, Letters, C's. (6) Ibid. p. 175. (i) Pag. 39. (6) Whip and Key, P. 9. (4) Mif's Journal of June 8. 1728. (?) Cha
Pref (1) Olimixon, Ejay on Criticism, p. 84. racier of Mr. P. and Dennis on Hom. (m) Dennis's (**) Milbourne, p. 2. () Page 35
Remarks on Pope's Homer, p. 12. («) 16. p. 14. (0) Milb. p. 22, and 192. (0, Page 72.
(0) Character of Mr. P. p. 17. and Remarks or () Page 203. () Page 78. () Page 206 Homer, p. 91. () Dennis's Remarks or Homer, p. 12.
translate Homer! A mistake in a single letter wonder how this gentleman would look, should it might fall on the printer well enough, but cüzme be discovered, that he has not translated ten verfor izme must be the error of the author : nor had ses together in any book of Homer with justice to he art enough to correct it at the press (t). Mr. the poet, and yet he dares reproach his fellow Dryden writes for the Court Ladies-He writes writers with not underttanding Greek (9). He for the ladies, and not for use (a).
has stuck so litule to his original, as to have his The translator puts in a little burlesque now and knowledge in Greek called in question (r)] then into Virgil, for a ragout to his cheated sub- should be glad to know which it is of all Homer's fcribers (w).
excellencies which has so delighted the ladics, and the gentlemen who judge like ladies ().
But he has a notable talent at burlesque; his genius slides so naturally into it, that he hath bur
Jeiqued Homer without designing it (t).
Mr. Pope tricked bis Subscribers. I wonder that any man, who could not but be It is indeed somewhat boid, and almost prodiconscious of his own unfitness for it, should go to gious, for a single man to undertake such a work : amuse the learned world with such an undertak But it is too late to dissuade by demonstrating ing: A man ought to value his reputation more the madness of the project. The subscribers ex than money; and not to hope that those who can pectations have been raised in proportion to what read for themselves, will be imposed upon, merely their pockets have been drained of (w). Pope by a partiality and unfeasonably celebrated name (x). has been concerned in jobs, and hired out his name * Poetis quidlibet audendi” shall be Mr. Dryden's to booksellers (w). motto, though it lould extend to picking of pockets (y).. Names bestowed on MR. DRYDEN,
Names bestowed on Mr. Pope. An Ape] A crafty ape drest up in a gawdy An Ape] Let us take the initial letter of his gown-Whips put into an ape's paw, to play Christian name, and initial and final letters of his pranks with--None but apish and Papish brats furname, viz. APE. and they give you the fame will heed him (-).
idea of an ape as his face (*), &c An Ass.] A camel will take upon him no more An Afs.] li is my duty to pull off the lion's burden than is fufficient for his firength, but there skin from this little ass (y). is another beast that crouches under all (a).
A Frog.] A squab short gentleman-a little A Frog.) Poet squab endued with poet Maro's creature chat, like the frog in the fable, swelle, spirit! an ugly, croaking kind of vermin, which and is angry that it is not allowed to be as big as would fwell to the bulk of ap ox (6).
an ox (2). A Coward.) A Clinias or a Damætas, or a man A Coward.) A lurking, way.laying coward (a). of Mr. Dryden's own courage (c).
A Kneve). He is one whom God and nature 4 Knave.) Mr. Dryden has heard of Paul the have marked for want of common honesty (6). knave of Jesus Christ : And if I mistake no:, I've A Fool.) Great fools will be christened by the Icad somewhere of John Dryden, servant to his names of great poets, and Pope will be called Ho. Majelty (d).
mer (). A Frol.) Tlad he not been fuch a self-conceited A Thing.) A little abjc&t thing (d). ' fool e)-Sume great poets are positive blockbeads ().
(9) Daily Journal, April 23. 1728 (r) Supple A Tbing.) So little a thing as Mr. Dryden (g). to tl. Profourid, Pref. (s) Oldmiror, Elry on
Criticism, p. 66. (1) Dennis's Remarks, p. 28. (1) Mill. p. 19. (2) Page 144, 190. (w) Page (w) Homerides, P. I, 66. (w Britiso Four67. (*) Page 192. (y) Poze 125. (z) Wbip nal, Nov. 25. 1727. (2) Dennis, Daily Jourand Key, Pref. (a) Milb. p. 105. (6) Page 11, nal, Mlay II. 1728. (3) Dennis's Rem. on Home
(c) Puge 176. (d) Page 57 () Whip Prof. (+) Dennis's Rom. en the Rape of the Lock, and Key, Pr. ) Milb. p. 34.
(g) ibil. Pref. p.9. (a) Char, of Mr. P. P. 3. (6) Ibid. p. 35.
(0) Dennis's Rem.on Homer, \ 37. (d) Ibid. p. 8.
IN D E X
OF PERSONS CELEBRATED IN THIS POEM,
The first Number shows the Book, the second the Verse.
, emperor of China, iii. 75.
De Lyra, or Harpsfield, i. 153.
Laws, William, ii. 41 3.
e QUARLES, Francis, i. 140. Querno, Camillo, ii. 13.
R RALPn, James, i. 216. iii. 165.
Roome, Edward, iii. 152.
Theobald, or Tibbald, i. 133. 286.
Ι Ν D E X
OF MATTERS CONTAINED IN THIS POEM AND NOTES.
THE FIRST NUMBER DENOTES THE BOOK, THE SECOND THE VERSE AND NOTE ON IT.
Anger, one of the characteristics of Mr. Dennis's ADDISON (Mr.) railed at by A. Philips, iii. 326. Critical writings, i. 106. abused by J. Oldmixon. in his profe es
Affirmation, another : Teft. say on Criticism, &c. ii. 283.
[To which are added by Mr. Theobald, Ill-na-- by J. Ralph, in a London Journal, iii. 165. ture, Spite, Revenge, i. 106.] - Celebrated by our author-Upon his Dir- Altar of Cibber's Works, how built, and how course of Medals--In his Frologue to Cato-In founded, i. 159, &c. his Imitation of Horace's Epistles to Augustus, Æschylus, iii. 313. and in his poem, ii. 146.
Alles, at a citizen's gate in a morning, ïi. 247. Falfe facts concerning him and our author related Appearances, that we are never to judge by then,
by anonymous persons in Mist's Journal, &c. especially of poets and divines, i. 426. Teft.-Disproved by the Testimonies of Alehouse, the birth-place of Mr. Cook, ii. 138. -The Earl of Burlington,
one kept by Edw. Ward, i. 233. -Mr. Tickell,
and by Taylor the water-poet, iii. 19. Mr. Addison himse!f, ib.
Arnal, William, what he received out of the him into court, 300. who his supporters, 307
His entry, attendants, and proclamation, ulque
And dreaming dreams, through book iii. Settle
appears to him, iii. 35. Resemblance between
prophecy of him, iii. 232. How he translated an
opera, without knowing the story, 305. and en-
couraged farces because it was against his con.
dragon, 268. Apprehensions of acting in a
old age, 303, 304. Finally subsides in the lap
Ciberian forehead, what is meant by it, i. 218.
-read by some Cerberian, ibid. note.
Cooke (Tho.) abused by Mr. Pope, ii. 138.
ly Journals, ii. 299:
declared that when his prem had blanks,
of opinion that Juvenal never satirized
the poverty of Codrus, ii. 144.
Critics, verbal ones, must have two poltulata al.
Cat-calls, ii. 231.
his Corinna, and what she did. 79.
Much favoured by Cloacina, 97, &c.
roft in a blanket, and whipped, ISI.
Pilloricd, ii. 3.
Dulness, the goddess; her original and parents, in
not absolutely Itupid, 109. Not unfortunate as lege, i. 29. Academy for poctical education, 33.
once thought to have wrote a reasonable play, 122. Her ways and means to procure the pa-
prose, 190. His conversation, in what manner courages chattering and bawling, 237, &c.
world, iii. 67 to 138. A catalogue of her po