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Publifhid Nov. 1798. F 1 Du Hoveray. London.
RAPE OF THE LOCK,
ADORNED WITH PLATES.
Printed by e. Bensler;
FOR F. J. DU ROVERAY, GREAT ST. HELENS;
The Rape of the Lock was first published
in the year 1711, and was written in less than
a fortnight. It was occasioned by a frolic,
carried rather beyond the bounds of good breed
ing, in which Lord Petre cut off a lock of
Mrs. Arabella Fermor's hair: the poem was un
dertaken at the request of Mr. Caryl, in order
to reconcile the two families, this frolic having
occasioned a serious rupture between them.
It was received with such universal ap
plause as to induce Pope to extend it the fol