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It has been suggested, in fact,1 that what Swift snatched from the flames was a
poem satirizing the choice of a city poet and thus satirizing dullness in poetry.
The action of the Dunciad takes place on Lord Mayor's day, 1 7 19. Why_i7ig?
"but if any more curious reader has discovered in it something "new which is not
in Dryden's prefaces, dedications, and his "essay on dramatic poetry, not to
mention the French critics, "I should be very glad to have the benefit of the
Mr. John Oldmixon (next to Mr. Dennis the most ancient Critick of our Nation) not
so happy as laborious in Poetry, and therefore perhaps characteriz'd by the Taller
, N°. 62. by the name of Omicron the unborn Poet. CURL, Key to the D. p. 13.
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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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