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In this fingle Passage Guarini has, in our Opinion, outgone all other Poets in this Subject of Complaint,
· Let no one think it strange, or foreign to Mr. Pope, that we thus largely discourse, and shall difcourse comparatively, on these Poets with him, for he fill'd up all his Time almoft in fuch a Way; take from his Life his Perusal and Comparing the Poets, his Conversation about Literature with his Friends, receiving Letters on learned Subjects and Criticism from them, and writing again to them all, Mr. Pope's active Part of Life would not fill one Sheet of Paper. The two greatest Actions of his Life are, that he went from London when young to live at Windfor-Foreft, and in the Year 1716 moved to Twickenham, for the Remainder of his Days: See his Letter to Mr. Blount, confessing the fame; it is dated June 22. .
(*) This was written in the Year of the Affair at Preston,
So that all Readers will be disappointed, who look into the Life of Mr. Pope, expecting to find any thing else but a Gentleman, a Scholar, and a Poet. He filled no Office or Place, was involv'd in no LawSuits, was no Traveller, mov'd but little from one Place to another, never married and confined his
La ima vode, Conyer