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How dull and how insensible a beast

DMI number:
3663
First Line:
How dull and how insensible a beast
Last Line:
Learn to write well or not to write at all
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet, Lampoon, Satire, and Topical satire
Themes:
High society / the court, Poetry / literature / writing, and Politics
Related People
Author:
John Dryden
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Thought to be the satire that provoked Dryden's drubbing in Rose Alley. POAS I (1963): 396-413: George deF. Lord states that Dryden 'composed (or helped [Sheffield] to compose) the draft' of the poem. Not in Calif. Hammond V (2005): 684: attributed to Sheffield.
Author:
John Sheffield
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
George deF. Lord attributes poem to Sheffield and Dryden as co-authors in POAS I (1963): 396-413. Chalmers (1810) X: 91.
Content/Publication
Title:
A new collection of poems relating to state affairs [N5917]
Page No(s):
pp.133-140
Poem Title:
An Essay upon Satyr.
Attribution:
By the Earl of Mulgrave.
Attributed To:
John Sheffield
Title:
Poems on affairs of state [vol I] [T108847]
Page No(s):
pp.179-186
Poem Title:
An Essay upon Satyr.
Attribution:
By J. Dry--en
Attributed To:
John Dryden
Title:
Poems on affairs of state [vol. I] [N12193 part 1]
Page No(s):
pp.179-186
Poem Title:
An Essay upon Satyr
Attribution:
By J. Dryden, Esq;
Attributed To:
John Dryden
Title:
Poems on affairs of state [vol. I] [T144919]
Page No(s):
pp.179-186
Poem Title:
An Essay upon Satyr.
Attribution:
By J. Dry--en
Attributed To:
John Dryden
Title:
Poems on affairs of state [vol. I] [T144920 part 1]
Page No(s):
pp.179-186
Poem Title:
An Essay upon Satyr
Attribution:
By J. Dryden, Esq;
Attributed To:
John Dryden
Title:
Poems on affairs of State: from the time of Oliver Cromwell to the abdication of K. James the second. [ESTC R26563]
Page No(s):
Poem Title:
An Essay upon Satyr
Attribution:
By J. Dr--en, Esquire.
Attributed To:
John Dryden
Title:
Poems on affairs of state: from the time of Oliver Cromwell to the abdication of K. James the second. [ESTC R26892]
Page No(s):
pp. 189-97
Poem Title:
An Essay upon Satyr
Attribution:
By J. Dr--en, Esquire.
Attributed To:
John Dryden
Title:
The fourth (and last) collection of poems, satyrs, songs, &c. [ESTC R24041]
Page No(s):
pp.26-34
Poem Title:
An Essay upon Satyr
Attribution:
By J. Dr------en, Esquire.
Attributed To:
John Dryden