Continuities and Discontinuities of Language and Voice in Dryden, Pope, and Byron
The man is insane. … The verses on his private affairs excite in me less indignation than pity. The latter copy [i.e. ‘A Sketch’] is the Billingsgate of Bedlam.
Wordsworth’s comment is cogent. The first thing we notice about these lines is that they have an ‘over the top’ quality which makes the voice unPopeian.
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