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An Age of Criticism – Dryden and Pope: Raw Talent or Learned Skill

On Criticism and Genius Alexander Pope developed an appreciation for the art of criticism from an early age. It was his father who, “would assign verses to the little boy … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Educational Divide: Perspectives and Advice for the Modern Writer . . .

Courtesy of John Dryden and Alexander Pope John Dryden was formally educated, and like many people of means, may not have fully appreciated the advantages his education afforded him. Alexander … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dryden and the Age of Satire

“Learn to write well, or not to write at all” Essay on Satire “Of all the tyrannies on human kind The worst is that which persecutes the mind” The Hind … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

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