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Dunciad
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0998  Wednesday, 10 April 2002

From:           Paul Franssen <
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Date:           Tuesday, 09 Apr 2002 17:46:56 +0200
Subject:        Dunciad

There is of course ONE thing to be said for reading the present age in
the light of Pope's apocalyptic *Dunciad*, and that is his prophetic
line foretelling the time when this disaster should come to pass: when
(once again) "Dunce the Second rules like Dunce the First." The allusion
in Pope's own time, of course, was to the first two Georges . . .

Paul Franssen

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