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Call'd to this work by Dulness, Jove, and Fate; You by whose care, in vain decry'd
and curst, 5 Still Dunce the second reigns like Dunce the first; Say how the
Goddess bade Britannia sleep, And pour'd her Spirit o'er the land and deep.
Whate'er of dunce in College or in Town Sneers at another, in toupee or gown;
Whate'er of mungril no one class admits, A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits
. 90 Nor absent they, no members of her state, Who pay her homage in her sons,
Dunce scorning Dunce beholds the next advance, 133 triumphal] triumphant ij/pa
-d. 126. Admire new light, &c. <Cf. Waller: The Soul's dark cottage, batter'd and
decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made. The "chequer'd ...
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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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