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12 A letter (on sickness) by AP appears in Guardian no. 132. ). 23 In a letter to Gay, AP details his recent attempts to copy portraits by Jervas, and congratulates Gay on the completion of The Fan. September 1 (Tues) Publication of Guardian no. 149, by Gay, on 'fashionable dress'. 9 Swift arrives in London from Dublin. 1713 19 AP returns to London after a week's stay at Binfield in the company of Rowe. 24 Guardian no. 169 appears, probably written by AP (on nature and death). 28 Guardian no. 172 (on the origin of letters), probably by AP, appears this day.

His successor will be Laurence Eusden. 12 Writing to Jervas, AP notes that he is this day writing an epitaph for Nicholas Rowe's tomb in Westminster Abbey. 1719 During this year, AP is much preoccupied with completing the Iliad translation and with the acquisition and refurbishing of his new house at Twickenham to which he moves in March. He has little time either for letters or for original poems. Also during this year Mme Anne Dacier publishes her 'Reflexions sur Ia premiere partie de Ia Preface de M.

18 Steele expelled from Parliament for publishing a 'seditious' pamphlet. AP expects to arrive at Binfield in three weeks. 1714 21 20 First recorded meeting of Scriblerus Club, held at Arbuthnot's rooms in St James's Palace; present are Lord Oxford, Gay, Thomas Parnell, Swift and AP. 23 AP signs an agreement with Bernard Lintot for a metrical translation of Homer's Iliad, from which he is to receive 200 guineas per volume and 750 free copies of the set to distribute to his subscribers, whose subscriptions were his to keep.

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