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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. ' The same tactics were ...
The text of each of the prose pieces which precede and follow the poem is that of
the quarto of 1 729, collated with the quarto of 1743. The only exceptions are "
Testimonies of Authors," which was so much amplified by Pope in subsequent ...
-both in verse and prose, that have been written by the "moderns on this ground-
work, they do but hackney the same "thoughts over again, making them still more
trite. Most of their "pieces are nothing but a pert, insipid heap of common place.
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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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