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In a burlesque of Cibber's birthday ode for J 1732 Dullness bids him ascend the
throne, and the notion that / Cibber was the supreme poetical dunce was
widespread among the I wits of the day. x The satirizing of the laureate and the ...
Mr. Eusden was made Laureate for the same reason that Mr. Tibbald was made
Hero of This Poem, because there was no better to be had. Nor ought Mr.
Oldmixon to complain, so long after, that the Laurel would better have become
his own ...
And it hath been the practice of our Princes, never to remove from the station of
Poet 5 Laureate any man who hath once been chosen, tho' never so much
greater Genius's might arise in his time. A noble instance, how much the chanty
of our ...
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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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