fundamental Doctrines which he maintained in the Latin Tongue; by Robert Nelson, Esq. The second Edition * ;" 4 vols. Svo.

“ The great importance of redeeming Time; a Sermon preached before the Queen in St. James's Chapel, March 3, 1713-14; by Williain Reeves me Chaplain in ordinary to her Majesty ;" 4to and Svo.

“The Corruptions of the Church of Rome, in relation to Ecclesiastical Government, the Rule of Faith, and Form of Divine Worship; in Answer to the Bishop of Meaux's Queries. By the Rev. Dr. Bull, late Lord Bishop of St. David's. With an introductory Letter from the Bishop of Meaux to Mr. Nelson. The fourth Edition;" 8vo.

“ The Scripture Doctrine of the most holy and undivided Trinity, vindicated from the Misinterpretations of Dr. Clarke*; to which is prefixed a

Letter to the Reverend Doctor, by Robert Nelson, · Esq.;" 8vo.

67 The Reasonableness and Certainty of the Christian Religion, by Robert Jenkin, D. D: Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, and Master of St. John's College, in Cambridge. The fourtlı Edition;" 2 vols. 8vo,

“ Proposals for a Translation of Homer's Ilias, with critical and explanatory Notes, by Mr. Pope. To be printed in six Volumes, on the finest Paper,

* Of the first edition of this work (a considerable part of which was burnt), see before, p. 55. . + See before, p. 48.

Occasioned by “ The Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity, wherein all the texts of the New Testament relating thereto are compared, by Samuel Clarke, D.D. 1712;" Svo.

$ “ If any one should think that a religious meal is inconsistent with moderation, he might be referred to the Letter prefixed to this Work, by a gentiendan not less eminent for his zeal than for his learning and great abilities. His Letter is a perfect molel of politeness in a point of controversy." Memoirs of Literature, 1711, vol. VI. p. 323.

!! Of whom sce the “ Essays and Illustrations” in rol. IV. No VIII.


and a new Dutch Letter; with Ornaments purposely for this Work *.”-it may be worth observing, that scarcely a single circumstance relative to this publication is forgottenf. By Mr. Bowyer's accompt-books

* This produced “ A Prefatory Epistle, concerning some Remarks to be published on Homer's Iliad, occasioned by the Proposals of Mr. Pope towards a new English Version of that Poem, to the Rev. Dr. Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, by Richard Fiddes, D. D. Chaplain to the right honourable the Earl of Ox. ford."-On the 25th of Deceinber the Subscribers to Mr. Pope's Homer were informed, that “whereas it was proposed that the first volume of the translation should be published by the beginning of May next, the Editor intends it shall be delivered two months sooner than the time promised." Postboy, Dec. 25.

+ Dr. Johnson, in his admirable Life of Pope (vol. XI. p. 76), alter having made himself master of the minutest facts, savs, “ He offered an English Iliad to the subscribers in six volumes quarto, for six guineas; a sum, according to the value of money at that time, by no means inconsiderable, and greater than I believe to brave been ever asked before. His proposal, however, was very favourably received; and the patrons of literature were busy to recommend his undertaking, and promote his interest. The greatness of the design, the popularity of the author, and the attention of the literary world, naturally raised such expectations of the future sale, that the booksellers made their otions with great eigemess; but the highest bidder was Bernard Lintot; who became proprietor on condition of supplying, at his own expence, all the copies which were to be delivered to subscribers, or presented to friends, and paying two hundred pounds for every volume. The encouragement given to this translation, though report seems to have over-rated it, was such as the world has not often seen. The subscribers were five hundred and seventy-five. The copies for which subscriptions were given were six hundred and fifty-four. For these copies Pope had nothing to pay; he therefore received, including the two hundred pounds a volume, five thousand three hundred and twenty pounds fuur shillings without deduction, as the books were supplied by Lintot-Of the quartos it was, I believe, stipulated that none should be printed but for the author, that the subscription might not be depreciated; but Lintot impressed the same pages upon a small folio, and paper perhaps a little thinner; and sold exactly at half the price, for half a guinca each volume, books so little inferior to the quartos, that, by a fraud of trade, those folios, : being afterwards shortened by cutting away the top and bottom, were sold as copies printed for the subscribers. Lintot printed some on royal paper in folio for two guineas a volume; but of this experiment he repented, as his son sold copies of the first volume with all their extent of margin for two shillings. It is


it appears that no more than 660 were printed for the subscribers in 4to; but, besides that number, Mr. Lintot printed of vol. I. in folio for ordinary sale, 250 on large paper, and 1750 on small paper. Of the following volumes the same number of large copies, but only 1000 of the small *. -Pope began the translation in 1712, his 25th year; and concluded it in 1718, his 30th year. It was published volume by volume, as the translation proceeded, the four first books in 1715, the conclusion in 1720.

“ Eternal Salvation, the only End and just Design of Religion, in a Sermon preached at the Parish Church of St. Warburg, Dublin, on Sunday, Oct. 3, 1714. By Edward Synge, D. D. Minister of the Parish, and Chancellor of the Cathedral Church of St. Patrick's, and now Lord Bishop of Raphoe elect. Published for the better Information of those to whom it has been much misrepresented.” · The fifth edition of Mr. Nelson's “ Great Duty of frequenting the Christian Sacrifice: to which are prefixed Instructions for Confirmation. Printed by W. B. for J. Churchill at the Black Swan in Paternoster-row 1714," 12mo; a most beautifully printed book, and equal, as to paper, type, and skill in

unpleasant to relate that the bookseller, after all his hopes and all his liberality, was, by a very unjust and illegal action, defrauded of his profit. An edition of the English Iliad was printed in Holland in duodecimo, and imported clandestinely for the gratification of those who were impatient to read what they could not yet afford to buy. This fraud could only be counteracted by an edition equally cheap and inore commodious; and Lintot was compelled to contract his folio at once into a duodecimo, and lose the advantage of an intermediate gradation. The notes, which in the Dutch copies were placed at the end of each book, as they had been in the large volumes, were now subjoined to the text in the same page, and are therefore more easily consulted. Of this edition the sale was doubtless very numerous; but indeed great numbers were necessary to produce considerable profit."

* Of the first 12mo edition 2500 copies were printed, which were soon sold, and another edition of 5000 was immediately printed


working off, to any thing in the present day. A neat head of Mr. Nelson, engraved by Vander Gucht from Kneller, is prefixed.

“ The Conduct of the Purse in Ireland, in a 'Letter to a Member of the late Oxford Convocation; occasioned by their having conferred the Degree of Doctor upon Mr. Constantine Phipps; to which is prefixed a Preface, addressed to the Clergy of the Church of England and Ireland;" 8vo.

“A new Translation of “ Quintus Curtius's History of the Wars of Alexander, with a Map of his Conquests in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and a complete Index to the whole; by John Digby, Esq." 2 vols. 12mo. .

“ Mæcenas ; Verses occasioned by the Honour conferred on the right honourable the Earl of Halifax; by Nicholas Rowe *, Esq.

« The Works of the late Mr. Edmund Smith, of Christ Church, Oxon; containing his Phædra and Hippolytus, Poem on the Death of Mr. Philips, his Bodleian Speech, Pocockius, &c. To which is added, his Character by Mr. Oldisworth of, and his Epitaph by the Rev. Mr. W. Adams, late of Christ Church, Oxon, his Contemporary. Printed on a fine Paper, and Elzevir Letter.”

* Son of John Rowe, of Little Berkford in Bedfordshire, who professed the law, and was a publisher of Reports. The son, born in 1673, was entered a student of the Middle Temple; but at 25 commenced dramatic writer; and from that time devoted himself wholly to elegant literature. During the reign of Queen Anne he obtained little more than empty praise; but, on the accession of King George I. was made poet-laureat, a land surveyor of the customs, clerk of the council to the Prince of Wales, and secretary of the presentations under Lord Chancellor Parker. He died Dec. 6, 1718, in his 45th year, and was buried in West minster Abbey. His poetical works form a part of the Collection of English Poets; and his dramas, some of which are still popu. lar, are well discriminated by Dr. Johnson.

* This character, as Dr. Johnson observes, “ was given with all the partiality of friendship, which is said by Dr. Burton to shew, 'what fine things one man of parts can say of another ; aral which, however, composes great part of what can be known of Mr. Smith."

« A Sermon

: “ A Sermon on the Consecration of Kew Chapel, May 12, 1714, by John Broughton, B. D. Vicar of Kingston upon Thames *;" 4to.

“A Serinon preached in the Chapel Royal of St. James's April 8, 1714, being the Sunday after the Queen's Death, by William Reeves H, M.A. Vicar of St. Mary, Reading, and Chaplain in Ordinary to his Majesty ; published at the Request of the right reverend Father in God John Lord Bishop of London, and Dean of the Chape! ;" 4to.

Pope's 6 Rape of the Lock."

" A Critical Discourse on Homer's Iliad Lewis Theobald.”

“An Enquiry into the Nature and Place of Hell,” 8vo, by Tobias Swinden .

'The Busy Body, a Comedy,” the third edition.
" Yeoman of Kent;" second edition.
6 Sallust," in Latin, for the Stationers Company.
Beza's “ Latin Testament;" 12mo.
Abel Boyer's.“ French Grammar;" sixth edition.

* Of Christ College, Cambridge; B. A. 1693; M. A. 1697 ; D.D. 1716; vicar of Kingston upon Thames, 1712: and buried there July 5, 1720. Dr. Broughton published some other singie sermons; one in 1704 ; one before the Queen," 1707; “ On the Execution of Mr. Noble," 1713; and an “ Assize Sermon," ' 1722. + Of whom, see before, p. 48.

This pamphlet was followed, in November 1716, by “ A Translation of the First Book of the Odyssey, with Notes, by Mr. Theobald;" circumstances which sufficiently account for his situation in the Dunciad.-Theobald, however, again rallied ; and published “ Shakespear restored; or, Specimens of Blun. ders committed and unamended in Pope's Edition of that Anchor, 1726 ;" 4to. He was also himself a dramatic writer ; and afterwards published a regizlar edition of Shakspeare's Plavs, in which with great pains and ingenuity he corrected many faults.

Mr. Swinden, rector of Cuxton, was “ one of those worthy Ministers who apply themselves to improve their own knowledge, and that of other men." Memoirs of Literature, 1714, vol. VIII. m. 2. His "s Essay was dedicated to Bp. Atterbury, as may be seen in that Prelate's “ Epistolary Correspondence," vol. II. p. 172. The work passed through a second edition in 1726. Mr. Swinden also published two single sermons, 1713 and 1716.


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