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Literary Correspondence

For Thirty Years, from 1704 to 1734•

BEING
A COLLECTION of LETTERS,

Which passed between him and
Several Eminent Persons.

VOLUME the First.

The THIRD Edition.

LONDON:
Printed for E. Curel, in Rose-ftreet, Covent Garden.

M. DCC. XXXV.

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PREFACE

E presume we want no Apology to the

Reader for this Publication, but some

may be thought needful to Mr. Pope: W However he cannot think our Offence

To great as Theirs, who first separately publised what we have here but col

lected in a better Form and Order.' As for the Letters we have procured to be added, they serve but to compleat, explain, and sometimes set in a true light, those others, which it was not in the Iriter's, or Our Power to recall.

This Colle&tion hath been owing to several Cabinets ; some drawn from thence by Accidents, and others (eren of those to Ladies) voluntarily given. It is to one of that Sex we are beholden for the whole Correspondence with H. C. Esq; which Letters being lent her by that Gentleman, she took the Liberty to print ; as appears by the following, which we shall give at length, both as it is something curious, and as it may serve for an Apology for ourselves.

To HENRY CROMWELL, Esq;

June 27, 1727 A

FTER so long a silence, as the many and

great oppressions I have figh'd under have occafioned, one is at a Loss how to begin a letter to fo

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