1731 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Bramston

Alexander Pope to John Caryll, 6 February 1731; Works of Pope, ed. Elwin and Courthope (1871-1889) 6:326.



I will answer all your queries as they lie. Mount Caburn I never read; but some little things of that gentleman's [by William Hay] Lord Wilmington showed me, and I liked The Art of Politics is pretty. I saw it before it was printed. There is just now come out another imitation of the same original, — Harlequin-Horace [by James Miller], which has a good deal of humour. There is also a poem upon Satire writ by Mr. Harte of Oxford, a very valuable young man, but it compliments me too much, — both printed for L. Gilliver in Fleet Street. I would have sent you some ballads, &c. but your god-daughter wsa too quick for me: and I suppose you have had a cargo from her.