urnal_ for 21 May 1730 invited "any Person of Credit and Character to stand forth and attest any of the following Facts...."
That the late Duke of Buckingham paid any Pension to Charles Gildon, which he took from him since his acquaintance with Mr. P.
That the present Archbishop of Canterbury hath past any Censure on Mr. P.
That Mr. F[ento]n and he ever were at distance on variance with each other.
That the Rev. Mr. Br[oo]me ever asserted or complain'd, he was not gratify'd with a competent Sum for his Share in the Odyssey; nay did not own that he thought himself highly paid.
That Mr. Addison or any other but Mr. P. writ, or alter'd, one line of the Prologue to Cato.
Who will name any young Writer, allow'd to have Merit, that hath been personally discourag'd by him; or who hath not received either actual Services, or amicable Treatment from him?
_The Blatant Beast_ appeared in December 1742, according to _The London Magazine_; its a