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Still her old Empire to restore she tries, For, born a Goddess, Dulness never dies.
O Thou! whatever title please thine ear, Dean, Drapier, Bickerstaff, or Gulliver! 20
Whether thou chuse Cervantes' serious air, Or laugh and shake in Rab'lais' ...
In clouded Majesty here Dulness shone; 45 Four guardian Virtues, round,
support her throne: Fierce champion Fortitude, that knows no fears Of hisses,
blows, or want, or loss of ears: Calm Temperance, whose blessings those
partake Who ...
180 For sure, if Dulness sees a grateful Day, Gondomar the Spanish
Ambassador wou'd speak false Latin to him, on purpose to give him the pleasure
of correcting it, whereby he wrought himself into his good graces. <Arthur Wilson,
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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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