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"He said, Dr. Joseph Warton was a very agreeable man, and his ""Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope,"" a very pleasing book. I wondered that he delayed so long to give us the continuation of it. Johnson. ""Why, Sir, I suppose he finds himself a little disappointed, in not having been able to persuade the world to be of his opinion as to Pope."" We have now been favoured with the concluding volume, in which, to use a parliamentary expression, he has explained, so as not to appear quite so adverse to the opinion of the world, concerning Pope, as was at first thought; and we must all agree, that his work is a most valuable accession to English literature".

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Originally published 1791. The second volume appeared in 1782 so Boswell must have read it after that date.

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Originally published 1791. The second volume appeared in 1782 so Boswell must have read it after that date.

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Accessed on 2019/09/18 23:42:48

Related people
Boswell, James
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Life of Johnson
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