This edition, first published in 1966, contains all of Pope's poems, except for his translations from Homer, scraps of verse originally included in letters, and poems of doubtful attribution. It also includes Pope's own notes, the 1728 edition of The Dunciad, and the 1712 edition of The Rape
of the Lock. Davis has provided a text which attempts to follow Pope's latest wishes both in substance and accidentals. He has taken as his copy text the late quartos of The Dunciad in 1743, the Essay on Man and the Essay on Criticism in February 1744, and the Epistles in May 1744. For the rest he
has followed the 1751 text, which he has collated with the earlier editions.
A DISCOURSE ON PASTORAL POETRY
MESSIAH A SACRED ECLOGUE IN IMITATION
ODE ON ST CECILIAS DAY MDCCVIII AND OTHER
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Æneid ancient arms Bavius behold blest breast charms Court Critics crown'd cry'd Dæmon death divine Dryope Dulness Dunciad e'er EPISTLE Essay on Criticism Eteocles eternal ev'n ev'ry eyes fair fame fate fix'd flames flow'rs fool gen'rous give glory Goddess Gods grace happy hath heart Heav'n Hero Homer honour Horace Iliad imitation Jove King knave learned live Lord lov'd Lycian mankind mind mortal Muse Nature ne'er never night numbers nymph o'er once Ovid Passion Pindar plain pleas'd pleasure poem Poet Pope pow'r praise pride proud Queen rage reign rise sacred Sappho Sarpedon satyr SCRIBL sense shade shine sing skies soft soul tears Thebes thee Theocritus things thou thought thro trembling Twas verse Vertumnus Virg Virgil Virtue wife wings wise word wretched write youth