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OBSERVATIONS, AND CHARACTERS,

OP

Books and Men.

COLLECTED

FROM THE CONVERSATION OF MR. POPE,

AND OTIIER EMINENT PERSONS OF HIS TIME.

BY THE

REV. JOSEPH SPENCE.

NOW FIRST PUBLISHED FROM THE ORIGINAL PAPERS,

WITH NOTES, AND A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

BY

SAMUEL WELLER SINGER.

Apis matinæ
More modoque
Grata carpentis thyma.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY W. H. CARPENTER,

LOWER BROOK STREET;
AND ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND CO. EDINBURGH.

MDCCC. XX.

Tal

PUBLIC LIDhah) 28675

ARTOR, I ENOX AND TIL DEN FCANTATIONS.

1904

TO

GEORGE WATSON TAYLOR, ESQ. M.P.

DEAR AND HONOURED SIR,

I MAY, venture to Inscribe these Anecdotes to

you

with peculiar propriety, as you have manifested your respect for the great poet to whom they chiefly relate, by placing Roubiliac's exquisite bust of him in your library ; and by giving his picture a chief place in your collection of literary worthies of the last century.

In doing this I have, however, only followed the dictate of my feelings, which prompt me to seize this public opportunity of testifying my respectful and grateful esteem. That you may long enjoy and dispense the blessings of your station and fortune, is the most earnest wish of

Your faithful and obedient Servant,

S. W. SINGER.

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