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“That this translation of the Iliad was not in all respects conformable to “ the fine
taste of his friend Mr. Addison; insomuch that he employed a “younger muse, in
an undertaking of this kind, which he supervised him“self.” Whether Mr. Addison ...
Now at his head the dextrous task commence, 200 And, instant, fancy feels th'
imputed sense; Now gentle touches wanton o'er his fice, He struts Adonis, and
affects grimace: Rolli the feather to his ear conveys, Then his nice taste directs
He wrote several works of humour with great success, the Shepherd's Week,
Trivia, the Whatd'ye-call-it, Fables, and lastly, the celebrated Beggars Opera; a
piece of satyr which hit all tastes and degrees of men, from those of the highest
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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