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... be suspected either of jealousy or resentment against any of the Men, of whom
scarce one is known to me by fight; and as for their Writings, I have sought them (
on this one occasion) in vain, in the closets and libraries of all my acquaintance.
“I take this occasion to declare that the subscription for Shakespear belongs “
wholly to Mr. Tonson: And that the benefit of this Proposal is not solely “for my
own use, but for that of two of my friends, who have assifted me in “this work.” But
... and to destroy all that remained in their power ; the first sketch of this poem was
snatched from the fire by Dr. Swift, who persuaded his friend to proceed in it, and
to him it was therefore inscribed. But the occasion of printing it was as follows.
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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