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    #1

    meaning of a poem

    Please help, I can't understand the meaning of the flowing poem!
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    "High on a gorgeous seat, that far outshone
    Henley’s gilt Tub, or Fleckno’s Irish Throne,
    Or that, where on her Curlls, the Public pours
    All-bounteous, fragrant grains, and golden show’rs;
    Great Tibbald sate: The proud Parnassian sneer,
    The conscious simper, and the jealous leer,
    Mix on his look. All eyes direct their rays
    On him, and crowds grow foolish as they gaze.
    Not with more glee, by hands Pontific crown’d,
    With scarlet hats, wide waving, circled round,
    Rome in her Capitol saw Querno sit,
    Thron’d on sev’n hills, the Antichrist of Wit."

    "Alexander Pope, The Dunciad"

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    Re: meaning of a poem

    You should be able to find a textual analysis on one of the sites on this page.

    (You mean ...'the following poem'.)

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    Re: meaning of a poem

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You should be able to find a textual analysis on one of the sites on this page.

    (You mean ...'the following poem'.)
    Thanks for reply.
    Nowhere I can find the meaning of some words (bold ones).

    "High on a gorgeous seat, that far outshone
    Henley’s gilt Tub, or Fleckno’s Irish Throne,
    Or that, where on her Curlls, the Public pours
    All-bounteous, fragrant grains, and golden show’rs;
    Great Tibbald sate: The proud Parnassian sneer,
    The conscious simper, and the jealous leer,
    Mix on his look. All eyes direct their rays
    On him, and crowds grow foolish as they gaze.
    Not with more glee, by hands Pontific crown’d,
    With scarlet hats, wide waving, circled round,
    Rome in her Capitol saw Querno sit,
    Thron’d on sev’n hills, the Antichrist of Wit."

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    #4

    Re: meaning of a poem

    I can't help you with "Curlis" or "Querno" - they're capitalised so I assume they are names.

    show'rs = showers
    crown'd = crowned
    thron'd = throned
    sev'n = seven
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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