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The first reference to the poem in the newspapers appeared just one week before
the date of publication, when a letter (which Pope afterwards ascribed to Dennis)
was published in the Daily Journal of May 11, stating that Pope was now ...
More effective was The Narrative of Dr. Robert Norris (1713), which appeared
soon after Dennis had belaboured Addison's Cato. Dermis, determined to see
nothing good in Pope's poetry except his "knack at smooth verse", returned to the
After the appearance of the Dunciad, the newspaper advertisements for Henley's
Oratory are frequently abusive of Pope: e.g. The Daily Post, April ag, 1729: "
Tomorrow, at Seven o' Clock, will be held forth Tom o' Bedlam's Dunciad; or a
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lizpatanders - LibraryThing
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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