The Dunciad: In Four Books
This is a new edition of The Dunciad in Four Books of 1743, the culmination of the series of Dunciads which Alexander Pope produced over the last decade and a half of his life. It comprises not only a poem, but also a mass of authorial annotation and appendices, and this new edition is the only one available which gives all the verse and the prose in a clearly laid-out form, with a full modern commentary.
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Virg. Aen. ii. 'Si Pergama dextra / Defendi possent, etiam hac defensa fuissent.'
Virg. ibid. 199. My Fletcher] A familiar manner of speaking, used by modern
Critics, of a favourite author. Bays might as justly speak thus of Fletcher, as a
Virg. Aen. v. of Nisus. 74.] 'Ut littus, Hyla, Hyla, omne sonaret.' Virg. Ecl. vi. 75.]
Though this incident may seem too low and base for the dignity of an Epic poem,
of controlling the image presented by his letters, leading ultimately to a
Alluding to the opinion that there are ointments used by witches to enable them to
fly in the air, etc. 108.] 'faciem ostentabat, et udo / Turpia membra fimo'. Virg. Aen.
v. 111.] 'Effugit imago / Par levibus ventis, volucrique simillima somno.' Virg.
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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
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