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The anecdote sounds a little too dramatic; but there is no reason to doubt that
Swift persuaded his friend to persevere with a poem which up till then had shown
little promise of success, and it is possible that Swift not only saved the
It is just possible that it was then, and not in 1729, that he assigned the poem "
under his hand and seal" to the three lords, and that Pope's lawyers were
prepared to argue that all the 1 728 editions of the poem were "unauthorized".
But in that ...
Since the action of Pope's poem "is the removal of the empire of Dulness from the
City of London to the polite world, Westminster, just as the action of the '^Eneid is
the Removal of the empire of Troy to Latium' ", we have, in Pope's poem as in ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lizpatanders - LibraryThing
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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