Note by A Milnes to As An Author a chapter of The Life Of Pope

Guardian No. 40, 27th April, 1713. That Pope's writing this piece would offend Philips was natural, but it is not easy to see how Addison was guilty of malice in allowing the publication. It was never a safe employment to give advice to Pope, and Addison could hardly be expected to make it his business to prevent Pope giving offence to a third party.

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