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In the Dunciad the Notes Variorum are frequently intended to discredit Theobald
by ridiculing his scholarship and his various works; Pope has knocked him down
in the poem, and now he pummels him in prose. 2 The same tactics were ...
The observations "follow one another, like those in Horace's Art of Poetry, with- "
out that methodical regularity which would have been requisite in a prose-writer.
They are some of them uncommon, 25 "but such as the reader must assent to, ...
93; Pope's Prose, pp. xi ff.). More effective was The Narrative of Dr. Robert Norris
(1713), which appeared soon after Dennis had belaboured Addison's Cato.
Dennis, determined to see nothing good in Pope's poetry except his "knack at ...
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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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