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on this new Edition.
English Literature having found these many years ago, so much lovers in Germany and the adjacent countries, I doubt not, the design i have formd to print neat Pocket · Editions
; of the English Classical Writers, will be very 'acceptable to the learned world. I thought best, to begin my Talk with the Edition of Mr. P OPE'S Works, this Author being so universally esteemed by all those that have any taste of Poetry or Learning.
All care possible has been taken to have this Edition correct as well, -as neat, and, I hope, with fo good a success, that the Reader will find but very few faults, that are of any Consequence.
This Edition is more complet as the English Pocket - Editions, for it is printed on
Octavos, and contains all his Notes and Com. mentaries. Yer in the English little Editions the Commentaries are left out.
If this first Commencement should not wholly displease to the lovers of English Literature. The Editions of the Works of MILTON, ADDISON,
THOMPSON, SHAKESPEARE, YOUNG, PRIOR AKENSIDE, and other classical English Writers shall follow immediatly the Edition of Mr. POPE'S Works, and shall be printed with the fame neatness and correctness, adorned too with curious cuts done by the beft hands. Berlin, May 3th. 1762.
ADVERTISEMENT. R. POPE, in his last illness, amused himself,
amidst the care of his higher concerns, preparing a corrected and complete Edition of his Writings a ; and, with his usual delicacy, was even folicitous to prevent any share of the offence they might occasion, from falling on the Friend whom he had engaged to give them to the Public
1_" I own the late encroachments upon my con“ ftitution make me willing to see the end of all “ further care about ine or my works. I would reit “ for the ,one in a full resignation of my being to "be disposed of by the Father of all Mercy; and “ for the other (though indeed a trifle, yet a trifle
may be some example) I would commit thein to “ the candor of a sensible and reflecting judge, “ rather than to the malice of every short-sighted " and inalevolent critic, or inadvertent and censo" rious Reader. And no hand can fet them in so good a light, &c.“ Let. cxx. to Mr. W.
“ I also give and bequeath to the faid Mr. “ Warburton, the property of all such of iny
Works already printed as he hath written or shall write á Coinmentaries or Notes upon, and which I have
In discharge of this truft, the Public has here a complete Edition of his Works; executed in such a manner, as, I am persuaded, would have been to his fatisfaction.
The Editor hath not, for the fake of profit, suffered the Author's Name to be made cheap by a Subscription ; nor his works to be defrauded of their due Honours by a vulgar or inelegant Impression; nor his memory to be disgraced by any pieces unworthy of his talents or virtue.
On the contrary, he hatlı, at a very great expence, ornamented this Edition with all the advantages which the best Artists in Paper, Printing, and Sculpture could bestow
upon it. If the Public hath waited longer than the deference due to it should have suffered, it was
a reason which the Editor need not make a secret. It was his regard to the familyinterests of his deceased Friend. Mr. Pope, at his death, left large impressions of several parts
not otherwise disposed of or alienated; and as he « shall publish WITHOUT "TIONS.“
His Last Will and Testament.