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Proceed we to what is more certain, his Works, tho' not less 10 uncertain the
judgments concerning them; beginning with his ESSAY on CRITICISM, of which
hear first the most Ancient of Critics, Mr. JOHN DENNIS. "His precepts are false or
Alexander Pope James Runcieman Sutherland. "but if any more curious reader
has discovered in it something "new which is not in Dryden's prefaces,
dedications, and his "essay on dramatic poetry, not to mention the French critics, "
I should ...
Critic and dramatist. An unguarded comment by Pope (Essay OH Criticism, 11.
582-7) on one of his tragedies enraged Dennis, who was never difficult to
provoke. He replied almost at once in his abusive Reflections . . . upon a late
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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
The Dunciad Variorum with the Prolegomena of Scriblerus I
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