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When the poem was completed it was Pope's intention to publish it along with
other pieces of his own and of Swift's in a volume of Miscellanies.1 On June 30,
however, he wrote to the publisher, Benjamin Motte, and informed him that it
1 727 (June) Pope-Swift Miscellanies, vols, i and ii. Swift's second visit to Pope.
1728 (March) Pope-Swift Miscellanies, "last" volume. The Peri Bathous arouses
much angry comment. (May) The Dunciad, in three books, with Theobald as hero.
He means Dr. Sunft, who whether Publisher or not, may be said in a sort to be
Author of the Poem: For when He, together with Mr. Pope, (for reasons specify'd
in their Preface to the Miscellanies) determin'd to own the most trifling pieces in ...
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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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