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Pope had, in fact, the artist's delight in his craft, the fencer's delight in the skilful
use of his foil; and to such a master of ridicule, ridicule must have been
extraordinarily pleading. "What Tully says of War," he once observed,1 "may be
apply'd to ...
But even this will not help them: 10 - I Deformity becomes the object of ridicule
when a man sets up for ( being handsome: and so must Dulness when he sets up
for a Wit. They are not ridicul'd because Ridicule in itself is or ought to be a ...
The Wits rallied to Boyle's defence, and for the rest of his life Bentley was
subjected to ridicule by men far inferior to him in scholarship — the yapping of
dogs about a bear. Pope had thus inherited a satirical tradition from his friends,
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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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