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he was exceeding moderate 's and never a faining Zealot.) Thús Prayer breathes nothing but Humili ty, Charity, and Peace, and is without any Pomp in the Phrafe, which here was purposely avoided) very excellent, and worthy much Consideration and Attention. . .!! .
!.: After these Things Mr. Pope gave Reft to his Pen, being able to write little, bių Reason of the Weakness of his Eyes, and other bodily Infirmities s and finding his Strength entirely give Way, he began to think that his Days, which had been prolong'd paft his Expectation, were drawing to a Conclufion : However, he was carry'd to the HotWell at Bristol, (having been us'd before mofly to go to Bath) where fometimes there were finall Hopes of his Recovery; he seem'd at first to receive a little Benefit by the Air, and the Profpect, (which he oftentimes said was the finest he ever saw) delighted him; but making too free with Purgës, he grew worfe again, and feem'd defirous to draw Nearer Home, which by Degrees he did, and on the 12th Day of December in the Year of our Lord, 1743, still declining, and wholly resign’d to Death, made his Will in-Manner and Form as follows: ii : .. disini
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IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN 1. 1 Alexander Pope, of Twickenham, in the CounA ty of Middle fex, make this my last Will and Testament. I resign my Soul to its Creator, in all humble Hopes of its future Happiness, as in the Difposal of a Being infinitely good. As to iny Body, my Will is, That it be buried near the Monunient of my dear Parents at Twickenham, with the Additiön, after the Words filius fecit of these only, Bt fibi. Qui-obiit Anno 17. Ætatis com and that it be