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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 ...
But it is sufficient, instar omnium, to behold the great critic, Mr. Dennis, sorely
lamenting it, even from the Essay on Criticism to this day of the 5 Dunciad! "A
most notorious instance (quoth he) of the depravity of genius and taste, the
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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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