Lessons in Criticism to William Roscoe; In Answer to His Letter to the Reverend W.L. Bowles on the Character and Poetry of Pope

Lessons in Criticism to William Roscoe; In Answer to His Letter to the Reverend W.L. Bowles on the Character and Poetry of Pope : With Further Lessons in Criticism to a Quarterly Reviewer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...dictionary to Roscoe, I might now recommend to his friend an English grammar, before he pretends to write pert and contumelious criticisms. The reader, if not " indolent," I am sure, is nearly satisfied already. So far from its being true, that Pope speaks of the existence of Bufo in his own decline of life, every name, every circumstance, every allusion in the satire, as I shall further prove, (from line 125 to Bufo's appearancc, ) is confined to the period befirre Halifax died! But it may be as well, in confirmation of what has been before said, to adduce Pope.s own words concerning this satire--" It was BEGUN MANY_ " YEARS SINCE, and continued by snachcs! And let us, at the same time, keep in remembrance what Johnson has said: ---" Addison began to praise "him early; and was accoinpanicd by other poets, " perhaps by ALMOST ALL, except Swift and Pope, " who forbore to flatter him in his l1_./5', and after" wards spoke of him, --Swift with slight censure, and " Pope, IN THE cx-un1lc.r1_: it or Burn, with acrimonious " contempt. He was, as Pope says, .fed with soft dedi"cations, ' and Tickel afiirms that no dedication was " nnrewardcd.." A poem"" which was "begun MANY YI-JARS A00," might well be considered to have been "begun" about the time of some of these " soft dedications" to Halifax; and if Roscoe and Scriblerus had common sense, and knew any thing of grammar, --instead of so " well observ" ing" that " Bufo must be alive in Popes more arlvanceizl " years, when" (a pretty substitute for "now") he "was " sick of poetry and prate,"---they...show more

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  • 9781236907752