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Is it not pleasant enough to hear our authors crying out on the one hand, as if
their persons and characters were too sacred for Satyre ; and the publick
objecting on the other, that they are too mean evjn for Ridicule ? But whether
bread or fame ...
But even this will not help them : Deformity becomes the object of ridicule when a
man sets up for being handsome : and so must Dulness when he sets up for a Wit
. They are not ridicul'd because Ridicule in itself is or ought to be a pleasure ...
He has " no other method but to make the experiment " by writing, and so
appealing to the judgment *' of others : And if he happens to write ill "•' (which is
certainly no sin in itself) he is immediately made the Object of Ridicule ! I wish we
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lizpatanders - LibraryThing
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