Alexander Pope (16881744). Complete Poetical Works. 1903.
Epigrams and Epitaphs
From the Grub-Street Journal I. Epigram (Did Miltons prose)
This Journal was established in January, 1730, and carried on for eight years by Pope and his friends, in answer to the attacks provoked by the Dunciad. It corresponds in some measure to the Xenien of Goethe and Schiller. Only such pieces are here inserted as bear Popes distinguishing signature A.; several others are probably his. (Ward.)
Occasioned by seeing some sheets of Dr. Bentleys edition of Miltons Paradise Lost.