1715 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Pope

Bernard Lintot to Alexander Pope, 10 June 1715; St. James's Chronicle (8 July 1775).



10th June, 1715.
SIR,
You have Mr. Tickles Book to divert one Hour. — It is already condemned here, and the Malice and Juggle at Buttons is the Conversation of those who have spare Moments from Politicks.
Sir John Germain has his Book.
All your Books are delivered pursuant to the Directions, the Middle of the Week after you left us.
The Princess is extreamly pleased with her Book.
You shall have your Folios preserved.
Mr. Broom I have not heard from.
Pray detain me not from publishing my own Book, having delivered the greatest Part of the Subscribers already upwards of four hundred.
I designed to publish Monday Sevenight. Pray interrupt me not with an Errata.
I doubt not the Sale of Homer, if you do not disappoint me by delaying Publication.
Yours,
BERNARD LINTOTT.
Service to Mr. Gay.
Lord Bolingbroke is impeached this Night.
The Noise the Report makes, does me some present Damage.