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Alexander Pope James Runcieman Sutherland. There, in a dusky vale where
Lethe rolls, 15 Old Bavius sits, to dip poetic souls, And blunt the sense, and fit it
for a scull Of solid proof, impenetrably dull. 15. There in a dusky vale, &c] Virg.
Tonson calls it Dry den's Virgil, to show that this is not that Vir- 10 gil so admired
in the Augustaean age, but a Virgil of another stamp, a silly, impertinent,
nonsensical Writer, (m) None but a Bavius, a Mevius, or a Bathyllus carp'd at
Virgil, and ...
Here, in a dusky vale where Lethe rolls, Old Bavius sits, to dip poetic souls, And
blunt the sense, and fit it for a skull 25 Of solid proof, impenetrably dull: Instant,
when dipt, away they wing their flight, Where Brown and Mears unbar the gates
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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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