Document ReferencePw V 276/2
TitleMS poem, entitled 'Lines said to be written by Mr Pope upon reading the foregoing verses', by Alexander Pope; n.d.
Content DescriptionUntitled poem; text consists of 8 lines.

First published as the end of a poem written by the Rev. Benjamin Ibbot ('A Fit of the Spleen') and finished by Mr Pope (see Pw V 276/1).

Lines 7-14 only of 'To Mr Gay, who wrote him a congratulatory Letter on the finishing his House'; the house was referred to in the title was Pope's villa at Twickenham.

Date range 1689-1741 based on copyist's life dates.

Follows copy of 'A fit of the Spleen' (Pw V 276/1)
Title Of WorkLines said to be written by Mr Pope upon reading the foregoing verses
First Line of PoemWhat are the falling rills, and pendant shades
Last Line of PoemOnly he bleeds, and melts his soul away
Physical DescriptionFor details of the physical evidence (paper, watermarks, etc) of the MS in which this item appears see the entry for Pw V 276/1.
Related MaterialIndex, ELM III, PoA 316
For other concordances see Index, ELM, III, PoA 314-15 and PoA 317-18
Publication NoteWhitehall Evening Post, 19-22 March 1737
Works of... Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1803)
Ault and Butt (eds), The Poems of Alexander Pope (1954) vi, p 225
R. Dodsley (ed.), Collection of Poems (London, 1765) V, p 245

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74468Ibbot; Benjamin (1680-1725); Rev.; DD; chaplain in ordinary to George I1680-1725
NA1118Gay; John (1685-1732); poet and dramatist1685-1732
NA1123Pope; Alexander (1688-1744); poet1688-1744
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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