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Soon after he becomes Secretary of State to the Pretender. 1715 25 April 2 (Sat) A Complete Key to ... The What D'Ye Call It published. Implies AP' s collaboration with Gay in the play. 25 AP (using the pseudonym Esdras Barnivelt) publishes A Key to the Lock, his burlesque explication of the Rape. 30 AP receives £12 lOs. from Lintot for the Key to the Lock. Publication by Lin tot of Nicholas Rowe's tragedy Lady Jane Gray. After the Epilogue there appears a second Prologue, possibly by AP. May 2 (Mon) Samuel Garth's Preface to his poem Claremont, published this day, praises AP's Windsor-Forest.

9 Payment for volume m of The Iliad; AP receives £215 from Lin tot. 22 AP in London writes to Caryll requesting assistance with an investment and twelve dozen bottles of good French wine. September 6 (Fri) AP sets off from Chiswick on a ramble towards Oxford. His first stop is Hampton Court, where he dines with two maids of honour. 8 AP arrives at Hallgrove from Staines. 10 AP en route to Thomas Dancastle's near Binfield. 1717 35 12 AP arrives at Thomas Stonor's house at Wattleton Park in Oxfordshire, but leaves immediately when he discovers no one is home.

15 Proposals for AP' s Iliad are republished. Included with these is a current list of subscribers to the edition. 31 Thomas Tickell signs an agreement with Jacob Tonson for a rival translation to AP's Iliad. Swift prepares to leave London for a retreat at Upper Letcombe (near Wantage, Berkshire). This is his last day in London until 1726. June 1 (Tues) Swift departs London for Letcombe, frustrated with the current political situation and his inability to reconcile Harley and Bolingbroke. On the way he will stop at Oxford.

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