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W O R K S

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Alexander Pope, Esq.

VOLUME V.

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The First of his LETTER S. .

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EDINBURGH:

Printed for J. BALFOUR.
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7TT'E presume we want no apology to the reader for this publication, but some may be thought needful to Mr Pope: however, he cannot think our offence so great as theirs, who first separately publist.ed what we have here but collected m a better form and order, 4S for the letters we have procured to be added, they serve but tocompleat, explain, and sometimes set in a true light those others, which it was not in the writer's, or our power . to recal. .

This collection hath been owing to several cabinets: some drawn from thence by accidents, and others (even of those to ladies) voluntarilv given. It is to one of that sex we are beholden for the whole correspondence with H. C. Esq; which letters being lent her by that Gentleman, she took the liberty to print; as appears by the following, which we /hall give at length, both as it is fomething carious, and as it may serve j or an. apology for ourselves.

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