Essay on Man

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Essay on Man

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"shall insert as a literary curiosity. [The letter is given. It begins as follows] ""TO JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ. DEAR SIR, In the year 1763, being at London, I was carried by Dr. John Blair, Prebendary of Westminster, to dine at old Lord Bathurst"s; where we found the late Mr. Mallet, Sir James Porter, who had been Ambassadour at Constantinople, the late Dr. Macaulay, and two or three more. The conversation turning on Mr. Pope, Lord Bathurst told us, that ""The Essay on Man"" was originally composed by Lord Bolingbroke in prose, and that Mr. Pope did no more than put it into verse: that he had read Lord Bolingbroke"s manuscript in his own hand-writing; and remembered well, that he was at a loss whether most to admire the elegance of Lord Bolingbroke"s prose, or the beauty of Mr. Pope"s verse..."""

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Notes
Originally published 1791.

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Essay on Man

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"shall insert as a literary curiosity. [The letter is given. It begins as follows] ""TO JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ. DEAR SIR, In the year 1763, being at London, I was carried by Dr. John Blair, Prebendary of Westminster, to dine at old Lord Bathurst"s; where we found the late Mr. Mallet, Sir James Porter, who had been Ambassadour at Constantinople, the late Dr. Macaulay, and two or three more. The conversation turning on Mr. Pope, Lord Bathurst told us, that ""The Essay on Man"" was originally composed by Lord Bolingbroke in prose, and that Mr. Pope did no more than put it into verse: that he had read Lord Bolingbroke"s manuscript in his own hand-writing; and remembered well, that he was at a loss whether most to admire the elegance of Lord Bolingbroke"s prose, or the beauty of Mr. Pope"s verse..."""

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Originally published 1791.

How to cite this record

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Accessed on 2019/11/13 10:34:49

Related place
England
Related people
Bathurst, Allen, 1st Earl
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
Related place
England
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