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

Thus, sir, you see I do in my conscience persist in what I have written; yet in friendship I will recant and alter whatever you please in case of a second edition, which I yet think the book will never arrive at, for Tonson's printer told me he drew off a thousand copies in his first impression, and I fancy a treatise of this nature, which not one gentleman in threescore even of liberal education can understand, will hardly exceed the vent of that number.' Pope to Caryll, July 19, 1711.

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