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Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 237.  Wednesday, 30 Sept. 1992.
 
(1)	From: 	David Richman <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1992, 9:03:11 -0400 (EDT)
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 3.0236  Hanmer Quotation Query
 
(2)	From: 	Peter David Seary <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1992, 10:52:42 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0236  Hanmer Quotation Query
 
(3)	From: 	Stephen Orgel <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1992, 22:56:52 PDT
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0236  Hanmer Quotation Query
 
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From: 		David Richman <
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Date: 		Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1992, 9:03:11 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 3.0236  Hanmer Quotation Query
Comment: 	RE: SHK 3.0236  Hanmer Quotation Query
 
I could be mistaken, but I think someone (Warburton?) said of Pope's translation
of (*The Iliad* "A very pretty poem, Mr. Pope, but we must not call it
Homer."  Steve Shankman's book *From Chapman's "Iliad" to Pope's* Princeton
University Press gives, I think, the quotation and source,
 
Cheers,
 
David Richman
 
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From: 		Peter David Seary <
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Date: 		Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1992, 10:52:42 -0400
Subject: 3.0236  Hanmer Quotation Query
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0236  Hanmer Quotation Query
 
The Hanmer quotation seems like a variation on the comment made by
Richard Bentley to Pope on his translation of the *Iliad*: "it is a
pretty poem, Mr. Pope, you must not call it Homer."  See Thomas
Bentley,  *A Letter to Mr. Pope, Occasioned by Sober Advice from
Horace* (London, 1735), p. 14.  See also Maynard Mack, *Alexander
Pope, A Life* (New York:  Norton, 1985), pp. 348, 877.
 
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From: 		Stephen Orgel <
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Date: 		Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1992, 22:56:52 PDT
Subject: 3.0236  Hanmer Quotation Query
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0236  Hanmer Quotation Query
 
The Hanmer quotation sounds like a play on the quip about Pope's Homer,
"A pretty poem Mr Pope, but you must not call it Homer."
 

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