Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope

Cover image for

Download


Author: Colley Cibber
Published: 1742
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,898 / 62 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 452
Added to site: 2010.07.05
mnybks.net#: 28375
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

from such diversion as had been that day the lot of Pope.'[17]

If so, the other attacks must have been shattering, since they lacked even the surface good humor of Cibber's Letter. Pope, at any rate, was concerned enough to tell Spence:

The story published by Cibber, as to the main point, is an absolute lie. I do remember that I was invited by Lord Warwick to pass an evening with him. He carried me and Cibber in his coach to a bawdy-house. There was a woman there, but I had nothing to do with her of the kind that Cibber mentions, to the best of my memory--and I had so few things of that kind ever on my hands that I could scarce have forgot it, especially so circumstanced as he pretends.[18]

An answer to the Letter was demanded, and it was not long in coming. In August/September, Pope wrote his friend Hugh Bethel concerning a copy of the New Dunciad he had sent him:

That poem has not done me, or my Quiet, the least harm; only it provokd Cibber to write a

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Julie Anne Nelson
When Julie Anne Nelson isn't working as a technical editor, she loves to live out her passion for young adult fiction through her writing. Her wildly popular The Sevens series was inspired by a Percy Shelley poem and, as our author of the day, she tells us all about it. Nelson also talks about her writing habits, her tendency to sneak extra books in between writing/editing the main series and how her teaching career inspired her to write for young adults.
Read full interview...