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The room called the Study, was evidently altered for Pope's convenience. The stone mullions and foliated heads of the windows were taken out, and plain wooden ones introduced, and the room entirely wainscoted. The middle story (which remains in its original state) is not wainscoted, but whitewashed. On the opposite page is a sketch of the study.

At the time when Pope visited Stanton-Harcourt, and wrote his graphic description of it to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (see Vol. I. p. 133 of this edition) the old tower formed part of the mansion of Lord Harcourt, but towards the latter end of the last century the whole of the house, with the exception of this tower, and the very remarkable kitchen, with a small portion adjoining, was pulled down, and the site has been converted into a garden. The original gateway has been transformed into a parsonage-house.

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SAVAGE.-It may be worth mentioning, as further illustrating the interest which Pope took in the fortunes of Savage, that a narrative of the unfortunate duel in which one Mr. James Sinclair was killed, and for which Savage and a Mr. Gregory were convicted of murder, exists at Maple-Durham, in Pope's handwriting. The statement fills two large folio pages, but contains no new facts, and is apparently copied, for the satisfaction of the ladies at Maple-Durham, from some periodical of the day.

GRAY'S OPINION OF POPE.-Mr. Rogers has transcribed, in a blank leaf of his copy of Warton's Pope, the following passage in one of Gray's letters to Walpole :-" I can say no more for Mr. Pope (for what you keep in reserve may be worse than all the rest). It is natural to wish the finest writer-one of them-we ever had, should be an honest man. It is the interest even of that virtue, whose friend he professed himself, and whose beauties he sung, that he should not be found a dirty animal. But, however, this is Mr. Warburton's business, not mine, who may scribble his pen to the stumps, and all in vain, if these facts are so. It is not from what he told me about himself that I thought well of him, but from a humanity and

goodness of heart, ay, and greatness of mind, that runs through his private correspondence, not less apparent than are a thousand little vanities and weaknesses mixed with those good qualities, for nobody ever took him for a philosopher." In Mr. Norton Nicholl's reminiscences of Gray we have similar testimony: "Pope's translation of the Iliad stood very high in his estimation; and when he heard it criticized as wanting the simplicity of the original, or being rather a paraphrase than a translation, and not giving a just idea of the poet's style and manner, he always said, 'There would never be another translation of the same poem equal to it.' He liked the poetry of Pope in general, and approved an observation of Shenstone, that 'Pope had the art of condensing a thought.' He said of his letters, that they were not good letters, but better things. He thought that Pope had a good heart, in spite of his peevish temper.' "1 Pope's filial affection, his manly and liberal sentiments on religious toleration, and his contempt for infidel philosophers and affected virtuosi, were features in his character that must have won the approbation and even the love of Gray. His choice, condensed expression, and fine diction, must also have delighted one who was no less accomplished in those graces of the poet and scholar. It is to be regretted that we have no record of the personal intercourse between Gray and Pope, alluded to in the first of the above extracts. It was probably slight, as Gray did not return from his continental tour till September, 1741, and afterwards resided chiefly at Cambridge. Walpole's charge against the poet's memory most likely referred to the affair of the Duchess of Marlborough and the imputed bribe of £1000, as related in Walpole's Reminiscences. (See Life of Pope in this edition, vol. i. p. 301.) Most of the critics who have honoured this edition of Pope's Works with their notice, reject the supposition that the poet accepted a sum of money from the Duchess of Marlborough for suppressing the character of Atossa. The evidence on the other side seems, however, since the publication of the Marchmont Papers, to be conclusive; and the Editor can only beg a careful and dispassionate consideration of the facts.

1 Gray's Works, vol. v. p. 37. Pickering, 1843.


AARON HILL's appreciation of Pope's
writings, iii. 217.

Abbé Southcote, Pope's grateful remem-
brance of, i. 23.

Abelard and Eloisa, memoir of, ii. 251.
Accident to Pope, i. 186.

Acquaintance of Pope with Swift, i. 68.
Addenda et Corrigenda, iv. 299.
Addison unjustly accused, i. 106.
Addison's advice to Pope, i. 74.

Cato, prologue by Pope to, ii. 185.
compliment to Pope, i. 86.
- jealousy of Pope, i. 100.

offer of political service declined by
Pope, i. 92.

Additional notes to the Epilogue to the
Satires, iv. 223.
Additional notes to the Imitations of
Horace, iv. 133, 154.

Additional notes to the Moral Essays, iv.
32, 65, 92.

Additional notes to the Prologue to the
Satires, iv. 122.

Additional notes to the Satires, iv. 133.
Additions of Pope to his Moral Essays,
iv. 21.

Administration, fall of Bolingbroke's, i. 86.
Advertisement to Pope's Satires, iv. 104.

to the Imitations of Horace, iv. 12s.
to the first Epistle of the Second Book
of Horace, iv. 162.
Advertisements to various editions of the
Dunciad, iii. 8.

Advice of Walsh to Pope, i. 28.

Affections, unsettled state of the poet's,
i. 54.

Alexander the Great depreciated by pope,
ii. 294.

Alexis, a pastoral, ii. 109.

Annuity settled by Pope on Teresa Blount
for six years, i. 53.
Anthony Wood's anecdote of John Locke,
jii. 129.

Antiquity of Tyburn gallows, iii. 175.
Appearance of the New Dunciad, i. 276.
Appendix to the Dunciad, iii. 154.
Aquinas, good repartee of, ii. 204.
Arabella Fermor, heroine of the Rape of the
Lock, i. 83.

--, Pope's letter upon the marriage of,
ii. 222.

Arbuthnot (Dr.), epistle addressed to, i. 222.
memoir of, iv. 122.


Arbuthnot's last letter to Pope, i. 223.
Argyll, sketch of the great Duke of, iv. 215.
Aristotle, the philosophy of, expelled Ox-
ford University, iii. 240.

Arnall (William), life and death of, iii. 217.
Arrest and banishment of Bishop Atter-
bury, i. 174.

Artemisia, doubts as to the party satirized
under the name of, ii. 92.
Artist, Pope's failure as an, i. 85.
Athenians, chorus of, ii. 175.
Atossa, Pope bribed to repress the charac-
ter of, iv. 39.

Attack on Pope's Essay, by Dennis, i. 60.
upon Lord Hervey, i. 220.
upon Pope by Dennis, ii. 209.
Atterbury presents his Bible to Pope, i.


(Bishop), friendship for Pope, i. 153.
Author's preface to the first collected edi-
tion of his poems, ii. 1-6.

to the second volume of poems, ii. 7.
Autumn, a pastoral, ii. 113.

BAD writers, tenderness to, iii. 196.

Alps, simile of the, used by Pope and Baimbridge, the jailer of Fleet prison, iv.

Drummond, ii. 196.

Ambrose Philips' "Thule," iii. 192.
Amusements at Bath, i. 113.
Ancestors of William Cleland, iii. 16.
Ancient words used by Sternhold and Hop-
kins, iii. 228.

Anecdotes of Sir Godfrey Kneller, i. 166;
Dryden, by Southern, ii. 283; Dennis,
the critic, ii. 190; Jervas, the painter,
ii. 273; Heidegger, the manager, iii. 193;
the Duke of Marlborough, iv. 6; Sir
Christopher Musgrave, iv. 30; the
Duchess of Hamilton, iv. 33; the
Duchess of Marlborough, iv. 38; Lord
Bathurst, iv. 66; Lord Lyttelton and
Thomson, iv. 148; Viscount Cornbury,
iv. 159; the Earl of Stair, iv. 221.
Ann Arbuthnot, letter of, i. 345.


Banks and Broome, the dramatists, iii. 186.
Barnard (Sir John), memoir of, iv. 150.
Basset-table, the, iv. 263.

Bath, a day's amusement at, i. 113.
Bath (Earl of), notice of the, iv. 215.
Bath, Pope's visit to, i. 113.
Bath, the Wife of, ii. 73.
Bathurst (Lord), memoir of, iv. 65.
Bedlam once a show-place, iii. 171.
Beech-tree (Pope's) in Windsor Forest, i. 13.
Beggar's Opera, great success of Gay's, i.
158; iii. 232.

Belinda at her toilette, ii. 227.
Benson's patronage of literature, iii. 231.
Bet extraordinary, at White's Club-house,
iv. 51.

Bethel (Mr.), account of, iv. 140.

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Blount (Mr. Charles), life and works of,
iv. 208.

Blount (Misses), death of the, ii. 279.
Blount (Sir John), account of, iv. 55.
Bolingbroke's disgraceful conduct, i. 306.
Bolingbroke's return from banishment,i. 179.
Boileau excelled in elegant satire by Pope,
ii. 218.

Bond (Dennis), notice of, iv. 53.
Booth, the actor, rewarded for performing
Cato, ii. 185.

Boyer (Abel), notice of, iii. 222.
Bribe received by Pope, iv. 39.
Bromley, the first schoolmaster of Pope,
i. 16.

Broome and Pope, iii. 116.

Bubb Dodington, memoir of, iv. 93.
Budgell (Eustace), memoir of, iii. 219.
Burial place of Pope, i. 299.
Burial-places of Abelard and Eloisa, ii. 252.
Burke's apostrophe upon Lord Bathurst,
iv. 66.

Burlington, memoir of the Earl of, iv. 92.
Burnet and Ducket, epigram on, iii. 228.
Byron on Cowper and Pope, i. 98.

CAMILLO QUERNO, account of, iii. 198.
Canons, the seat of the Duke of Chandos,
iv. 101.

Carleton (Lord), memoir of, iv. 214.

Chaucer, Pope's translations from, ii. 52, 73.
Chesterfield (Lord), memoir of, iv. 215.
Chesterfield's ancestral wit, i. 7.

speech against the Dramatic Licens-
ing Bill, iii. 235.

Chimney-sweeps (the) and the Duchess of
Marlborough, iv. 37.

Chorus of youths and virgins, ii. 176.
Choruses to the tragedy of Brutus, ii. 175.
Cibber (Charlotte), memoir of, iii. 225.
Cibber, Pope's continued hatred of, i. 278.
Cibber (Theophilus), memoir of, iii. 225.
Cibber's anecdotes of Pope, i. 279.

play of the Nonjuror, i. 149.
--statues at Bethlehem hospital, iii. 171.
tragedies, &c., iii. 190.

Cicero, disputes about the pronunciation of
his name, iii. 130.

Clarke (Dr. Samuel), memoir of, iii. 101.
Cleland, ancestors of William, iii. 16.
Clerical personages of note, three, iv. 213.
Clifton, description of, i. 263.

Cobham, memoir of Lord, iv. 14.
Colepepper (Sir William), notice of, iv. 51.
Collected edition of Pope's poems published,
i. 152.

Colley Cibber's epitaph on Pope, i. 300.
New-year Odes, iii. 176.
Completion of the Iliad, i. 156.
Compliment eventually paid to Addison by
Pope, i. 106.

Concanen (Matthew), history of, iii. 217.
Congreve, lines on the death of, i. 4.

-, Pope dedicates his Homer to, i. 94.!
Congreve's funeral and monument, iv. 36.
Construction of the Dunciad, i. 194.
Contents of the Essay on Criticism, ii. 188.
Contributions to Pope's grotto by his friends,
i. 127.

Controversy regarding Pope's intimacy with
the Misses Blount, i. 48.

Cooke and Concanen, account of, iii. 202.
Corbet, epitaph on Mrs., ii. 299.

Cornbury Viscount), anecdote of, iv. 159.

Catholics forbidden to approach within ten Correspondence of Pope. [See Letters.]

miles of London, i. 289.

severe laws against the, i. 12.

-, vulgar animosity against the, i. 63.
Cato, Pope's account of the reception of
Addison's, ii. 185.

Pope's defence of, and attack upon
Dennis, i. 75.

Cave of Poverty and Poetry, the, iii. 172.
Caxton, the printer, iii. 187.

Centlivre (Mrs.), memoir of, iii. 220.
Certain lady at Court, lines on a, iv. 268.
Challenge of Pope by Thomas Bentley, iii.

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Correspondence of Pope, mystery regard-
ing the, i. 228. 236.

Countess of Suffolk, memoir of the, iv. 40.
Courtier, Pope exhibiting as a, i. 259.
Cowley, youthful composition of, ii. 10.
Cowper compared with Pope and Tickell,

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