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Again, such a comic butt as Tom Durfey is introduced, not because Pope felt
spiteful towards him, but because almost every one was prepared to treat Durfey
as a joke. The introduction of such men, and of Taylor, the water poet, Withers, ...
They are not ridicul'd because Ridicule in itself is or ought to be a pleasure ; but
because it is just, to undeceive or vindicate the honest and unpretending part of
mankind from imposition, 1 5 because particular interest ought to yield to general,
<pp. 223-4). 96. And Bacon, fife. <Roger Bacon (i2i4?-94), the medieval
philosopher who was vulgarly supposed to have constructed a brazen head that
could speak. He is represented as trembling because he had made it, i.e. he was
likely to ...
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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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