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    led to Thepbald’s appearance as king of dunces in The Dunciad

    The not unjustified attacks on Pope’s edition of Shakespeare, especially those by the learned Shakespeare scholar LewisTheobald, led to Thepbald’s appearance as king of dunces in The Dunciad. In this poem Pope stigmatized his literary enemies as agents of all that he disliked.

    Source: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

    Hello teachers,

    I know the meanings of each word but I can’t understand the blue part as a whole.
    Would you please clarify it to me?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: led to Thepbald’s appearance as king of dunces in The Dunciad

    Pope took revenge on Theobald by writing a satirical poem entitled The Dunciad, and including in it a character, the king of dunces, who was named Theobald.

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    Re: led to Thepbald’s appearance as king of dunces in The Dunciad

    Thank you.

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    Re: led to Thepbald’s appearance as king of dunces in The Dunciad

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Thank you.
    Why did you post the same question twice, sb?

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    Re: led to Thepbald’s appearance as king of dunces in The Dunciad

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Why did you post the same question twice, sb?

    Oh I am really sorry. yes you are right. I didn't do that intentionally. I think I made a mistake. So sorry for that.
    You can close one if you want. I made a mistake.
    Apologies.

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    Re: led to Thepbald’s appearance as king of dunces in The Dunciad

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Oh I am really sorry. yes you are right. I didn't do that intentionally. I think I made a mistake. So sorry for that.
    You can close one if you want. I made a mistake.
    Apologies.
    OK. I don't have the power to close or merge threads, but one of the chiefs can do it.

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    Re: led to Thepbald’s appearance as king of dunces in The Dunciad

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Thank you.
    No need to post a separate thank you, sb. The like button is sufficient for us.

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