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Of the various exasperating circumstances that may have induced Pope to
change his tactics, the appearance in 1726 of Lewis Theobald's Shakespeare
Restored1 probably weighed most heavily with him. To one as sensitive as Pope,
In the Dunciad the Notes Variorum are frequently intended to discredit Theobald
by ridiculing his scholarship and his ... of the New Criticism and the hostility of the
win to Bentley, Theobald's master, see R. F.Jones, Lewis Theobald, 1919, pp.
(This tragedy was published in 1 7 1 5 as being "by Mr. Theobald. ... Theobald,
while admitting that Meystayer brought him the story "wrought up into Something
design'd to be call'd Tragedy," insisted ... See R. F.Jones, Lewis Theobald, pp.
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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
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