2. Here follows, on three and one-half pages in the Diary, Alexander Pope's poem, “Messiah,
A sacred Eclogue . . . in Imitation of Virgil's Pollio,” from “Spec. vol 5, Number
378,” where the poem was published for the first time on 14 May 1712 (ed. Bond, 3:419–422).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2016.