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17 Death of Addison. July 26 (Sun) Dr Abel Evans writes to AP, thanking him for his hospitality at Twickenham; he is the earliest known recipient of that at AP's new house. 27 Book XXI of The Iliad just about completed in transcription for the press by Thomas Dancastle at Binfield, ·who has been assisting AP in providing fair copy. August 1 (Sat) AP invites his sister to visit him at Twickenham, promising to send a 'chariot' to fetch her. September 13 (Sun) From Twickenham, AP writes to Lord Bathurst about the Royal Gardens at Richmond, now being renovated by the Prince of Wales.

13 At the climax of the trial, Walpole takes the stand to refute Atterbury's self-defence. 14 Still awaiting a vote on Atterbury, AP dines with William Fortescue, his lawyer friend. 16 The House finally votes against Atterbury, sealing his fate. He is ordered into perpetual exile, never to return to England. 17 A bill for added taxes on Catholics passes in the Commons; 1723 51 final passage is given in the Lords on the 22nd. AP now back at Twickenham. 20 AP's brother-in-law, Charles Rackett, arrested with his son and two servants for deer-stealing in Windsor Forest.

August 6 (Tues) For the previous fortnight (after Parliament adjourned on 15 July), AP has been visiting friends' houses, including those of Lord Burlington, the Duke of Shrewsbury, the Duke of Argyll, Lady Rochester, Lord Percival, Mr Stonor, Lord Winchelsea, Kneller, and the Duchess of Hamilton. This has delayed his visit to Caryll. 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.

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