solicit and obtain
Note by A Milnes to The Essay Of Man a chapter of The Life Of Pope

Not exactly so. Southcot had made himself obnoxious to the court by intrigues with the Pretender, and when the vacancy occurred, he wrote to Pope that he could be chosen if it were not for the opposition of the English government. At Pope's intercession the opposition was withdrawn. See Warburton's note on 1. 29 of the Epilogue to the Satires.

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