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The anecdote sounds a little too dramatic; but there is no reason to doubt that
Swift persuaded his friend to persevere with a poem which up till then had shown
little promise of success, and it is possible that Swift not only saved the
unlikely that she had any to that of 1728; otherwise she would have been entitled
— until she had disposed of her interest to some one else — to, go on
republishing the poem in its original form, though she might have had no right to
include in ...
THIS Poem, as it celcbrateth the most grave and antient of things, Chaos, Night
and Dulness, so is it of the most grave and antient kind. Homer, (saith Aristotle)
was the first who gave the Form, and (saith Horace) who adapted the Measure, ...
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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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