David Mallet

(1705-1765 / England)

David Mallet Poems

1. Margaret's Ghost 10/9/2010
2. Of Verbal Criticism 10/9/2010
3. Truth, In Rhyme 10/9/2010

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Of Verbal Criticism

Among the numerous fools, by Fate design'd
Oft to disturb, and oft divert, mankind,
The reading coxcomb is of special note,
By rule a poet, and a judge by rote:
Grave son of idle Industry and Pride,
Whom learning but perverts, and books misguide.
O fam'd for judging, as for writing well,
That rarest science, where so few excel;
Whose life, severely scann'd, transcends thy lays,
For wit supreme is but thy second praise:
'Tis thine, O Pope, who choose the better part,
To tell how false, how vain, the scholiast's art,
Which nor to taste, nor genius ...

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