- a poem (1728–42) by Pope, satirizing various contemporary writers.
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The heroes of the Dunciad are to her, as Hercules to the author of that poem.
The Dunciad, in the complete edition, is addressed to 280Dr.The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes
The fancy was carried out by Pope in his frontispiece to the "Dunciad."Horace
The poet speaks of him again, several times, in the 'Dunciad:'
Ludgate and Fleet ditch figure among the scenes of the Dunciad.