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1 The "ridiculous book" was Cibber's celebrated pamphlet, A Letter from Mr
Cibber, to Mr Pope, published in the summer of 1742. Pope had certainly reason
to be angry with Cibber, for the old actor had raked together some ludicrous and
If Pope was considering an extensive revision of his poem before 1 742 he can
scarcely have avoided thinking of Cibber as a possible \ hero; and if he had not
thought of him as King of the Dunces, ) others certainly had. In a burlesque of ...
Less human genius than God gives an ape, Small thanks to France and none to
Rome or Greece, A past, vamp'd, future, old, reviv'd, new piece, 'Twixt Plautus,
Fletcher, Congreve, and Corneille, Can make a Cibber, Johnson, or Ozell.
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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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