Life of Edmond Malone, Editor of Shakspeare; With Selections from His Manuscript Anecdotes Volume 2

Life of Edmond Malone, Editor of Shakspeare; With Selections from His Manuscript Anecdotes Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ... Senior Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, together with a pocket-book of Parnell's, Dryden's Limberham, corrected by himself, Pope's Farewell to London, and several other papers found in the same drawer. The Satire I have copied by Dr. Wilson's permission. It is in Pope's handwriting, and I have followed closely all his interlineations, corrections, alterations, &c. &c. Ilis MSS. in the Museum are often found in the same state. This in short is a /acsirrzile in every respect except the handwriting which I have not attempted to imitate. Here follows a transcript of the Satire One Timusand Seven Hundred and Forty/, which as it was printed in 1797 in Dr. Varton's edition of Pope, need not appear here. Malone gave him the clue to its depository with much other information for his volumes. Dr. Wilson in communicating it, writes thus to Varton: --" This poem I transcribed from a rough draft in Pope's own hand. He left many blanks for fear of the Argus eyes of those who, if they cannot find, can fabricate treason; yet spite of his precaution it fell into the hands of his enemies. To the hieroglyphics there are direct allusions, I think, in some of the notes on the Dunciad. It was lent me by a grandson of Lord Chetwynd, an intimate friend of the famous Lord Bolingbroke, who gratified his curiosity by a boxful of the rubbish and sweepings of Pope's study, whose executor he was, in conjunction, with Lord Marchmont." _ They were lent to Dr. Wilson by Lord Chetwynd. To the transcript Malone appends this note: --" Lord Marchmont in his conversation with Dr. Johnson relative to Pope, mentioned this Satire. He said he and Lord indistinct had often heard of it from Pope, and much lamented more

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  • English
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