THE DUNCIAD.

BOOK the SECOND

HIGH on a gorgeous seat, that far outshone
Henley’s gilt Tub, or Fleckno’s Irish Throne,

REMARKS on BOOK the SECOND.

Two things there are, upon the supposition of which the very basis of all Verbal criticism is found­ed and supported: The first, that the Author could never fail to use the very best word, on every occa­sion: The second, that a Critic cannot chuse but

Imitations.

V. 1. High on a gorgeous seat.] Parody of Milton, lib. 2.

High on a throne of royal state, that far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Show’rs on her Kings barbaric pearl and gold, Satan exalted sate, ―――