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AP writes to Arbuthnot proposing a summer vacation for the Scriblerus Club, with revival in the winter. 19 AP suffering severe headache, but working steadily on The Iliad. 27 Oxford is forced to give up the position of Lord Treasurer. Third edition of the Rape published; copies in print now number above 6000. 30 The Duke of Shrewsbury accepts the office of Lord Treasurer; the Privy Council meets at Kensington, and militia and navy called out to ensure order at the Queen's death, which is expected any day.

Lintot issues the miscellany Poems on Several Occasions, anonymously edited by AP. Fifteen poems by him appear here for the first time, all of them juvenile works, together with additional poems by him and by many other writers. AP's poems include the 'Ode on Solitude', 'Of a Lady Singing to her Lute' and 'Verses in Imitation of Waller', 'Verses in Imitation of Cowley', 'On the State of Cleopatra', 'Psalm XCI', 'Stanza's from the French of Malherbe' and 'From Boethius'. First performance of Handel's Water Music, at a river party in honour of George I.

78. 12 AP still at Jervas', continuing his instruction in painting. Planning to say another fortnight before visiting Binfield. 13 Having arrived from London on the lOth, Swift is formally installed as Dean in a ceremony at St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. 23 AP asks Caryll to have his son scrutinise the Pope family investments in Paris. 25 The first part of AP' s essay on the Club of Little Men published in Guardian no. 91. The second part appears in no. 92 the next day. July 9 (Thurs) Dennis' Remarks upon Cato, A Tragedy published.

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