satire on Addison
Note by A Milnes to Translation of the Iliad a chapter of The Life Of Pope

This was first printed in 1723, then among the 'Miscellanies' in 1727, and finally incorporated, with some slight alterations, in the Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, 11. 192-214.

"These celebrated lines are at once a masterpiece of Pope's skill as a poet and his base disposition as a man. They unite the most exquisite finish of sarcastic expression with the venomous malignity of personal rancour." — Pope's Satires, Clarendon Press Series, note.

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