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Cleland was not, as has sometimes been supposed, a complete phantom; yet the
"Letter to the Publisher" which bears his name has all the marks of Pope's style. It
is clear from three letters which Pope wrote to the Earl of Oxford in July, 1 728, ...
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
Verses, Letters, Essays, or Advertisements in the publick Prints. British Journal,
Nov. 25, 1727. A Letter on Swift and Pope's Miscellanies. [Writ by Concanen.]
Daily Journal, March 18, 1728. A Letter by Philomwri. [Janus Moore Smyth.] ...
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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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