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It hath been long, and alas for pity! still remaineth a question, whether the Hero of
the greater Epic should be an honest mart? or, as the French critics express it, un
honnete homme*; but it never admitted of any doubt that the Hero of the little ...
Sham-hero, or Phantom: But it was not so easy to impose on HIM whom this
egregious error most of all concerned. For no sooner had the fourth book laid
open the high and swelling scene, but he recognized his own heroic Acts: And
when he ...
What then did this Author mean, by "erecting a Player instead of one of his
Patrons, (a person "never a hero even on the stage",") to this dignity of Col- 5 "
legue in the empire of Dulness, and Atchiever of a work "that neither old Omar,
Attila, nor ...
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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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