Dunciad

Some articles on dunciad:

Dulness
... Dulness is the goddess who presides over Alexander Pope's The Dunciad ... she chooses as a champion Lewis Theobald (Dunciad A) and Colley Cibber (Dunciad B) ... Pope presents her power as inexorable and irresistible, and in Book IV of the Dunciad B he asks only that she pause a moment to let him write his poem before she takes "the singer and ...
Bavius
... Alexander Pope mentions Bavius in his 1732 Dunciad Variorum and explains, in a note, that he got the reference from Virgil ... if they had not been coxcombs in more than ordinary credit" (Dunciad Variorum) ... Bavius and Maevius are also like the "dunces" in Pope's own Dunciad in that little is remembered of them except for their bad reputations ...
The Dunciad - The Four Book Dunciad B of 1743
... In 1741, Pope wrote a fourth book of the Dunciad and had it published the next year as a stand-alone text ... The four-book Dunciad appeared in 1743 as a new work ... pseudo-critical apparatus was repeated from the Dunciad Variorum of 1738, but there was a new "Advertisement to the Reader" by Bishop Warburton and one new ...
The Dunciad
... The Dunciad /ˈdʌnsi.æd/ is a landmark literary satire by Alexander Pope published in three different versions at different times ... The first version (the "three book" Dunciad) was published in 1728 anonymously ... The second version, the Dunciad Variorum was published anonymously in 1729 ...
Lewis Theobald - Theobald The Dunce
... rebuke of Pope by becoming the first hero of Pope's The Dunciad in 1728 ... In the Dunciad Variorum, Pope goes much farther ... Until the second version of The Dunciad in 1741, Theobald remained the chief of the "Dunces" who led the way toward night (see the translatio stultitia) by debasing public taste and bringing "Smi ...