Ben then produced his “Poetaster,” which has been called the dunciad 477 of those times; but it is a dunciad without notes.
The dunciad, in the complete edition, is addressed to 280Dr.
The opinion of the most skilful critics was, that nothing finer had appeared in verse since the fourth book of the "dunciad."
The fancy was carried out by Pope in his frontispiece to the "dunciad."
Theobald, the hero of the dunciad, edited in 1728 the posthumous works of Wycherley.
Ludgate and Fleet ditch figure among the scenes of the dunciad.
It was the model or suggester of Pope's dunciad; but the model is by no means equal to the copy.
He afterwards kept a tavern at Wapping, mentioned by Pope in the dunciad.
Wherein the new hero's preferment to his throne, in the dunciad, seems not to be accepted.
The "dunciad" is a monument of satiric wit, or genius belittled.