Excerpt from The New Dunciad: As It Was Found in the Year 1741; With the Illustrations of Scriblerus, and Notes Variorum
E apprehend it can he deemed no Injury to the ﬂathor of the Three firpc Books of the Duhciad, that we pahlzﬂ this Fourth. It was found merely hy ﬂccident, in tahing a Survey of the Library of a late eminent Mehle man; hat in f0 hlotted a condition, and in jh many detached piecesj as plainly jhewed it to he not only incorreet hat unfinifhed That the dﬂathor of the three Boohs had a dejign to extend and complete his Poem in this manner)! App ears from the Diﬂertation prefixt to it, where it is find, that the Defign is more extenfive, and that We may expee't other Epifodes to complete it And from the Declaration in the Alignment to the third Booh, that the Accomv plithment of the Prophecies therein, would be the Theme hereafter of a Greater Dunciad. But whether or no he he the ﬂathor of this, we declare owe/elves ignorant. He he, we are no.
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