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As for the Characters, the publick hath already acknowledged how justly they are
drawn: The manners are so depicted, and the sentiments so peculiar to those to
whom applied, that surely to transfer them to any other, or wiser, personages, ...
nis, Alexis and Thyrsis on British Plains, as Virgil had done before him on the
Mantuan: Whereas Philips, who hath the strictest regard to Propriety, makes
choice of names peculiar to the Country, and more agreeable to a Reader of
And it hath been the practice of our Princes, never to remove from the station of
Poet 5 Laureate any man who hath once been chosen, tho' never so much
greater Genius's might arise in his time. A noble instance, how much the chanty
of our ...
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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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