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ON LY a very naive reader would care to maintain that all poetry should be
immediately self-evident, and that the poet should not presume upon any
knowledge that is not "common knowledge." On the other hand, a poet's
references are ...
In a note from 173511 onwards to "The Publisher to the Reader." See p. 20 in.
The words first appeared in the Dedication to Savage's Collection of Pitas in Vast
and Prose, 1 732 — "commonly supposed to have been written by Pope" (Griffith,
Notes and other prose pieces which were repeated substantially unchanged from
The Dunciad Variorum have not been reprinted, but a cross reference has been
given on every occasion to enable the reader to turn to the passage in question ...
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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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