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Note by A Milnes to As A Writer a chapter of The Life Of Dryden

This alludes to Pope's translation. But Pope himself thought otherwise, and said that if Dryden had finished his Homer, he (Pope) would no more have done it than he did Virgil. (Preface to the Iliad.) The translation of Homer by Dryden was not a success: it was said that Homer had made his gods into men, but that Dryden turned them into blackguards.

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