The following abbreviations are used throughout:
Corresp.: The Correspondence of Alexander Pope, ed. G. Sherburn (Oxford, 1956).
Dennis, Critical Works: The Critical Works of John Dennis, ed. E.N. Hooker (Baltimore, 1939-43).
PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America.
Spence, Anecdotes: Spence, Joseph, Observations, Anecdotes and Characters of Books and Men, ed. James M. Osborn (Oxford, 1966).
Twickenham: The Twickenham Edition of the Poems of Alexander Pope (London and New Haven, 1939-69). For full details, see the bibliography.