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By Muriel Spark

Within the seventy-three poems accrued right here Muriel Spark works in open varieties in addition to villanelles, rondels, epigrams, or even the travel de strength of a twenty-one web page ballad. She additionally exhibits herself a grasp of unforgettable brief poems. earlier than achieving popularity as a novelist (Memento Mori, The best of omit Jean Brodie), Muriel Spark used to be already an acclaimed poet. The "power and control" of her poetry, as Publishers Weekly remarked, "is virtually startling." With the power and wit normal of all her paintings, Dame Muriel hasn't ever stopped writing poems, which often seem within the New Yorker. as with every her creations, the poems express Spark to be "astonishingly gifted and really inimitable" (The San Francisco Chronicle).

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700 BC). He states in his Works and Days that his father had been an unsuccessful sea-trader. a tradesman or merchant: The source (‘p. ’ is a Latin abbreviation for ‘last page’) actually claims that Pope’s father had been a bankrupt. another, a hatter: Pope attributed to Edward Roome (d. 1729) the anonymous Dean Jonathan’s Parody on the 4th Chap. of Genesis 1729. TESTIMONIES OF AUTHORS 45 such a father as Apuleius hath to Plato, Jamblicus to Pythagoras, and divers to Homer, namely a Daemon: For thus Mr.

The same will hold in the republic of Letters, if the Critics and Judges will let every ignorant pretender to scribling pass on the world. D ENNIS: John Dennis (1657–1734), literary critic and convinced Whig, was an inveterate and immoderate adversary of Pope who early set the precedent for attacks on his work and character. In Peri Bathous, published just before the first Dunciad in 1728, Dennis is implied to be among the ‘Porpoises’ who cause ‘a great turmoil and tempest, but ... are only shapeless and ugly monsters’ (PW: II, 197).

The inclosed Notes: Implying that Cleland contributed to the annotation of 1729. railing at each other: The mutual enmity of bad writers is a key theme of the Dunciad. if this or that scribler was proved a dunce: ‘Dunce’ derives from the celebrated thirteenthcentury scholastic philosopher Duns Scotus. In the Renaissance scholastic thought came to be seen as perverse sophistry, and ‘dunce’ to imply wrong-headed stupidity. 31 32 THE DUNCIAD IN FOUR BOOKS Mr. Pope one, and was ready to pay something for such a discovery: A stratagem, which would they fairly own, it might not only reconcile them to me, but screen them from the resentment of their lawful Superiors, whom they daily abuse, only (as I charitably hope) to get that by them, which they cannot get from them.

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