The Works of Alexander Pope Esq Volume 5

The Works of Alexander Pope Esq Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1757 edition. Excerpt: ... happy as to be obfcure, who writ againft the Religion of their Country. Toland, the Author of the Atheift's Liturgy, called Pantheifticon, was a fpy in pay to Lord Oxford. Tindal was author of the Rights of the Cbriftian. Church, and Chriflianity as old as the Creation. He alfo wrote an abufive pamphlet againft Earl S, which was fupprefled, while yet in MS. by an eminent perfon, khen out of the miniftry, to whom he Ihewed it, expetting his approbation: This Doclor afterwards publifhed the fame piece, mutatis mutandis, againft that very perfon. Ver. 400. ChrijPs no kingdom, &c.J This is faid byCurl, Key to Dune, to allude to a fermon of a reverend Bifhop. Ver. 405. As what it Datchmatu &c It is a common and foolifh miftake, that a ludicrous parody of A grave and celebrated paflage is a ridicule of that paffage. The reader therefore, if he will, may call this a parody of the author's own fublime Similitude in the Effay on Man, Ep. iv. "As the fmall pebble, &c. but will any body therefore fufpect the One to be 4 ridicule of the other? A ridicule indeed there is in everyv parody: but when the image is transferred from one fubject to another, and the fubject is not a poem burlefqued (which Scriblerus hopes the reader will diftinguifh from a burlefyue poem) there the ridicule falls not on the thing imitated, but imitating. Thus, for inftance, wheit What Dulnefs dropt among her fons impreft Like motion from one circle to the reft: So from the mid-moft the nutation fpreads Round and more round, o'er all they? of heads. 410 At laft Centlivre felt her voice to fail, Motteux himfelf unfinifh'd left his tale, Boyer the State, and Law the Stage gave o'er, Morgan and Mandevil could prate no more 5 Variations. Ver. 413-in the firft Edit, it...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535162
  • 9781236535160