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For thee I dim these eyes, and stuff this head, 165 With all such reading as was
never read; For thee supplying, in the worst of days, Notes to dull books, and
prologues to dull plays; 164. And crucify poor Shakespear once a week] For
Never by tumbler thro' the hoops was shown Such skill in passing all, and
touching none. He may indeed (if sober all this time) Plague with Dispute, or
persecute with Rhyme. 260 We only furnish what he cannot use, Or wed to what
he must ...
"Receive, great Empress! thy accomplish'd Son: Thine from the birth, and sacred
from the rod, A dauntless infant! never scar'd with God. The Sire saw, one by one,
his Virtues wake: 285 The Mother begg'd the blessing of a Rake. Thou gav'st ...
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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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