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Pope organized the publication of The Dunciad carefully. The Peri Bathous appeared in the Swift-Pope Miscellanies in March 1728, and deliberately provoked the hornets’ nest by using the writings of the Dunces to illustrate an art of anti-poetry. When the first version of The Dunciad appeared in May its Preface claimed, ‘every week for these two Months past, the town has been 14 INTRODUCTION persecuted with Pamphlets, Advertisements, Letters and Weekly Essays, not only against the Wit and Writings, but against the Character and Person of Mr.

His work was read throughout Europe and in the New World. French translations of his poetry outnumbered even those of the works of Locke or Newton. 58 Of all his works, The Rape of the Lock met with most constant approbation, while An Essay on Man stirred up the most controversy. 59 The Dunciad’s coarseness and topicality made it less acceptable to Enlightenment tastes, though German translations began to appear before Pope’s death, and in 1764 Palissot felt able to imitate it for a French audience (No.

I, pp. xxix–xxxi, and I. , 1968), pp. 217–23, 306. , iv. 171. 44 3 April 1742, quoted Twickenham, v, p. xxxi. 45 Twickenham, v, pp. xxxii–iv, and Spence, Anecdotes, i. 111–12. Ault, New Light on Pope (1949), pp. 298–307, and Spence, Anecdotes, i. 110–12.

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