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he has not tranflated ten verfes together in any book of Homer with juftice to the Poet, and yet he dares reproach his fellow-writers with not understanding Greek '. He has ftuck fo little to his Original as to have his knowledge in Greek called in question 2. I fhould be glad to know which it is of all Homer's Excellencies which has fo delighted the Ladies, and the Gentlemen who judge like Ladies 3.

But he has a notable Talent at Burlesque; his genius flides fo naturally into it, that he hath burlesqued Homer without designing it *.

Mr. POPE trick'd his Subfcribers.

'Tis indeed fomewhat bold, and almost prodigious, for a fingle man to undertake fuch a work: But 'tis too late to diffuade by demonftrating the madness of the Project. The Subfcribers expectations have been raised in proportion to what their Pockets have been drained of 5. Pope has been concerned in Jobs, and hired out his Name to Bookfellers".

Names beftowed on Mr. POPE.

An APE.] Let us take the initial letter of his Chriftian name, and initial and final letters of his furname, viz. APE, and they give you the fame Idea of an Ape as his Face 7, etc.

An Ass.] It is my duty to pull off the Lion's skin from this little Afs 8.

A FROG.] A fquab fhort Gentleman-a little creature that, like the Frog in the Fable, fwells, and is angry that it is not allowed to be as big as an Ox 9.


1 Daily Jour. April 23, 1728. 2 Suppl. to the Profund, Pref. Oldmixon, Effay on Criticifm, p. 66. Dennis's Remarks, p. 28. 5 Homerides, p. 1, etc. 6 British Journal, Nov. 25, 1727. 7 Dennis, Daily Journal, May 11, 1728. 8 Dennis's Rem. on Hom. Pref 9 Dennis's Rem. on the Rape of the Lock, Pref. p. 9.




A COWARD.] A Clinias or a Damætas, or a man of Mr. Dryden's own Courage '.

A KNAVE.] Mr. Dryden has heard of Paul, the Knave of Jefus Chrift: And if I mistake not, I've read fomewhere of John Dryden, Servant to his Majesty 2.

A FooL.] Had he not been fuch a felf-conceited Fool'.-Some great Poet are pofitive Blockheads, A THING.] So little a Thing as Mr. Dryden 3.

1 Milb. pag. 176.
5 Ibid. 33.

P. 34.

2 Pag. 57. 3 Whip and Key, Pr.

4 Milb.


A COWARD.] A lurking, way-laying coward '. A KNAVE.] He is one whom God and nature have marked for want of common honesty 2.

A FooL.] Great Fools will be chriftened by the names of great Poets, and Pope will be called Homer 3. A THING.] A little abject Thing 4.

I Char, of Mr. P. p. 3. 4 Ibid. 8.

2 Ibid.

3 Dennis Rem, on Homer, p. 37.

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MBROSE Philips, i. 105. iii. 326.
Attila, iii. 92.


Alaric, iii. 91.

Alma Mater, iii. 338.

Annius, an Antiquary, iv. 347.
Arnal, William, ii. 315.


BLACKMORE, Sir Richard, i. 104. ii. 268.
Befaleel Morris, ii. 126. iii. 168.

Banks, i. 146.

Broome, ibid.

Bond, ii. 126.

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Burmannus, iv. 237.

Benfon, William, Efq. iii. 325. iv. 110.

Burgerfdick, iv. 198.



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