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1 The "ridiculous book" was Gibber's celebrated pamphlet, A Letter from Mr
Gibber, ^ to Mr Pope, published in the summer of 1742. Pope had certainly
reason to be angry with Gibber, for the old actor had raked together some
ludicrous and ...
This is no more than speculation; but at some time in 1 742 or 1 743 Pope played
a characteristic trick on Gibber, and arranged that a spurious proof sheet of the
revised Dunciad should be "stolen" from the printer's and sent to him.
In the Peri Bathous Gibber was placed among the parrots, who repeat other
men's words and pass them off as their own. After appearing in the Dunciad, he
was mentioned several times with derision in Pope's satires, but he took it all in
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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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