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The Post-Man announces the publication of Lin tot's regular folio edition of the first volume of AP' s Iliad; the subscribers' editions have appeared on 6 June. 1 (Fri) The Riot Act introduced to Parliament in light of continuing Jacobite demonstrations; royal asssent is given on the 20th. 4 AP visiting Trumbull at Easthampstead, just south of Binfield. He is at work on the second volume of The Iliad (bks v-vm). 23 AP writes to the Blount sisters with much confidential news of Jacobite political matters.
12 After this date and before 18 January 1717, AP writes his humorous Court Ballad, to the Tune of 'All you Ladies now at Hand'. 1717 January 5 (Sat) Lewis Theobald applauds AP's Iliad translation in The Censor: 'the Spirit of Homer breath[e]s all through this Translation' (CH, p. 122). 16 First night (of seven performances) of Three Hours after Marriage, the Scriblerian farce written by Gay in collaboration with Arbuthnot and AP. Published by Lintot on the 21st. Some early response implicates AP as sole author, until Gay acknowledges the collaboration in the printed text.
22 A Pope Chronology 8 Death of Queen Anne's actual heir, Sophia, mother of George, the Elector of Hanover, following rebukes over her intervention in English politics. AP still in London; according to Gay he has with him the translation of the first book of The Iliad, with which he hopes to attract subscribers. m. 14 Gay departs London for Hanover as secretary to the Tory embassy under Lord Clarendon. 18 AP, now in London, writes to Swift at Letcombe of the current political situation and of friendship: 'Of all the world, you are the man .
A Pope Chronology by Reginald Berry (auth.)