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O N LY a very naive reader would care to maintain that all poetry should be
immediately self-evident, and that the poet should not presume upon any
knowledge that is not "common knowledge." On the other hand, a poet's
references are ...
Characters like Mummius and Paridel puzzled Pope's contemporaries, and have
never been satisfactorily identified; the satire on the type is effective enough, but
the reader is piqued by his failure to discover the individual. A still more hostile ...
Notes and other prose pieces which were repeated substantially unchanged from
The Dunciad Variorum have not been reprinted, but a cross reference has been
given on every occasion to enable the reader to turn to the passage in question ...
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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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