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If, as has been suggested, the beginnings of the poem may be traced to a date
earlier than 1726, Theobald cannot be held solely responsible for Pope's satire.
Before that date Theobald had given too little offence to Pope, and had himself ...
The anecdote sounds a little too dramatic; but there is no reason to doubt that
Swift persuaded his friend to persevere with a poem which up till then had shown
little promise of success, and it is possible that Swift not only saved the
Hence also we learn the true Title of the Poem; which with the same certainty as
we call that of Homer the Iliad, of Virgil the Mneid, oiCamoens the Lusiad, of
Voltaire the Henriad (i), we may pronounce could have been, and can be no
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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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