A Pope Chronology by Reginald Berry (auth.)

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Subscriptions for the poem were greatly increased through the efforts of AP and the other Scriblerians. February 9 (Thurs) For the second volume of The Iliad, AP receives £215 from Lintot. e. those captured in the Jacobite uprising). 20 Publication of Richard Graham's (the second) edition of Du Fresnoy' s Art of Painting as translated by Dryden. AP edited the Dedication (to Lord Burlington) and contributed the poem 'To Mr Jervas, with Fresnoy's Art of Painting'. On the same day, AP writes to Caryll from 'Windsor Forest, which I am come to take my last look and leave of'.

26 AP writes to Judith Cowper to commend descriptive poems which mix vision and morality, as in three or four poems by Chaucer. 29 Just before this date AP has gone up to see Lord Harley in London about the posthumous edition of Prior's poems. ' October 3 (Thurs) Fenton is about to go into the employ of Lady Trumbull, a position arranged by AP. 19 Probable date of Sir Godfrey Kneller's death. Atterbury's sonin-law, returned to London after seeing the Bishop in exile, seeks an immediate meeting with AP.

25 Advance copies of the Rape available: two copies have gone to Caryll with a letter asking for names of subscribers for the Homer translation. AP expecting to spend the summer at Ladyholt, Caryll's Sussex estate. 26 Advance copy of the Rape sent to Trumbull (congratulatory reply, 6 Mar). March 2 (Tues) Lintot issues The Rape of the Lock. An Heroic-Comical Poem. In Five Canto's. 9 Second edition of the Rape announced in the Post-Boy. 12 AP reports to Caryll (who has not yet received his copies) that the Rape has sold 3000 copies in four days.

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