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Barca <For Zembla, cf. The Temple of Fame, 53 ff. Barca is the modern Barce, in
Libya. Whatever improvements may have been made in this neighbourhood by
the modern Italians, it was in Virgil's day "deserta siti regio." — Aeneid, iv 42. > 77
/En. 1 (488; 459-6o>. Se quoq; principibus permixtum agnovit Acliivis — Constitit
& lacrymans: Quisjam locus, inquit, Achate! Qua regio in terris nostri non plena
laboris? <The whole business of the tapestry is imitated from Aeneid, Book i, ...
Mr. G. Tillotson has suggested to me that Pope may have been indebted for his
simile of the white lily to Dryden's translation of Aeneid, ix 583-4: Like a white
Poppy sinking on the Plain, Whose heavy Head is overcharg'd with Rain.> 105.
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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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