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In a note to A ii 132 Pope acknowledged Garth as his predecessor in this kind of
satire; but he was also following Boileau and a whole generation of mock-heroic
tradition.2 Most important of all is his debt to Dryden's Mac Flecknoe, which gave
Pope probably had in mind a line in Mac Flecknoe, 208: And torture one poor
word Ten thousand ways.) 62. And ductile dulness] A Parody on another in Garth.
Cant. 1 <26>. How ductile matter new ma aiders takes. tf .4 How Tragedy and ...
On Oct. 4, 1682, Luttrell also purchased the (pirated?) first edition of Mac
Flecknoe, in which Shadwell was unsparingly ridiculed. This poem was not,
however, a reply to The Medal; it had been written probably as early as 1678,
though it had ...
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On the whole, I did enjoy reading this poem, although I found it very difficult to read. I've heard before that it's very hard to comprehend the first time around, and I would have to agree. Although ... Read full review
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The Dunciad in Four Books
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