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He had been attacked for being a papist, for being deformed, for being a Tory, for
daring to translate Homer, for presuming to meddle with Shakespeare merely to
make money, for blasphemy and obscenity, for ingratitude, and dishonesty, and ...
But when his moral character was attack'd, and in a manner from which neither
Truth nor Virtue can secure the most Innocent, in a manner which though it 5
annihilates the credit of the accusation with the just and impartial, yet aggravates
In Frank Scammony (1720) he attacked Atterbury. D'URFEY or DURFEY, Tom (
1653-1723). A iii 138; B iii 146. Poet and dramatist. Durfey had been a
recognized butt of the wits from Dryden's day, and was no doubt introduced into
the Dunciad ...
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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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