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The poem therefore celebrating him was properly and absolutely , a Dunciad;
which though now unhappily lost, yet is its nature sufficiently known by the
infallible tokens aforesaid. And thus it doth appear, that the first Dunciad was the
first Epic ...
165 Pity! the charm works only in our wall, Lost, lost too soon in yonder House or
Hall. There truant WYNDHAM ev'ry Muse gave o'er, There TALBot sunk, and was
a Wit no more! How sweet an Ovid, MURRAY was our boast! 17o How many ...
Then catch'd the Schools; the Hall scarce kept awake; 61o The Convocation gap'
d, but could not speak: Lost was the Nation's Sense, nor could be found, While
the long solemn Unison went round: Wide, and more wide, it spread o'er all the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lizpatanders - LibraryThing
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