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ONLY a *very naive reader would care to maintain that all poetry should be
immediately self-evident, and that the poet should not presume upon any
knowledge that is not "common knowledge." On the other hand, a poet's
references are ...
Characters like Mummius and Paridel puzzled Pope's contemporaries, and have
never been satisfactorily identified; the satire on the type is effective enough, but
the reader is piqued by his failure to discover the individual. A still more hostile ...
"but if any more curious reader has discovered in it something "new which is not
in Dryden's prefaces, dedications, and his "essay on dramatic poetry, not to
mention the French critics, "I should be very glad to have the benefit of the
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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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