Gold from Dirt (1737–1742)
This chapter discusses the continued fight between Curll and Pope. It mentions several published materials of Curll which are his own versions of earlier published works of other writers. It presents letters containing Curll's thefts. It explains that the Chancery suit of Pope versus Curll holds great significance on a number of different levels. It remains a leading case in English law as the first important test regarding copyright in personal letters. The chapter evaluates the main contentions on Pope's and on Curll's side, and also discusses the satisfaction that was obtained by Pope from his legal battles with Curll, and associates Curll with four of the works on Merryland.
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