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No less peremptory is the censure of our hypercritical Historian - Mr. Ol D M I x o
N. “I dare not say any thing of the Essay on Criticism in verse; but if any “more
curious reader has discovered in it something new which is not in “Dryden's ...
But it is sufficient, instar omnium, to behold the great critic, Mr. Dennis, sorely
lamenting it, even from the Essay on Criticism to this day of the Dunciad! “A most
notorious instance (quoth he) “of the depravity of genius and taste, the
of the Po e M. xxix dicator; the fourth, the bawling Critic, or noisy Poet; the fifth, the
dark and dirty Party-writer; and so of the rest; assigning to each some proper
name or other, such as he could find. - As for the Charaćiers, the public hath ...
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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