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When the poem was completed it was Pope's intention to publish it along with
other pieces of his own and of Swift's in a volume of Miscellanies.* On June 30,
however, he wrote to the publisher, Benjamin Motte, and informed him that it
1727 (June) Pope-Swift Miscellanies, vols, i and ii. Swift's second visit to Pope.
1728 (March) Pope-Swift Miscellanies, "last" volume. The Peri Bathous arouses
much angry comment. (May) The Dunciad, in three books, with Theobald as hero.
Hence Miscellanies spring, the weekly boast Of Curl's chaste press, and Lintot's
rubric post: 40 Hence hymning Tyburn's elegiac lines, Hence Journals, Medleys,
Merc'ries, Magazines: Sepulchral Lyes, our holy walls to grace, note because he
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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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