Alexander Pope (16881744). Complete Poetical Works. 1903.
Impromptu to Lady Winchilsea
Occasioned by Four Satirical Verses on Women Wits, in the Rape of the Lock
The four verses, says Ward, are apparently Canto IV. vv. 5962. The Countess of Winchilsea, a poetess whom Rowe hailed as inspired by more than Delphic ardour, replied by some pretty lines, where she declares that disarmed with so genteel an air, she gives over the contest.