The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (190721).
Volume IX. From Steele and Addison to Pope and Swift.
§ 22. Influence of Warburton.
|Warburton was now on terms of growing intimacy with Pope. He had contributed Aristarchus on the Hero of the Poem and notes to the latest edition of the Dunciad, and his influence is felt in parts of the fourth book. He had written commentaries on An Essay on Man and on An Essay on Criticism and was engaged on the Ethic Epistles. This edition, completed in time for Pope to present to some of his friends, was suppressed by Warburton at Bolingbrokes suggestion in consequence of its containing the character of Atossa.
| Pope, who had been for some time in failing health, died on 30 May, 1744.