HON293C: Literary Scandals and Controversies

An archived version of a 2007 NCSU course blog

James Moore Smythe

On page 9, Mallon states that Alexander Pope, “the touchiest man in English literary history,” singled out James Smythe Moore in his “literary serial murder,” the Dunciad. What was it that Smythe plaigarised, as he is noted as “a flase wit,” and who were some other writers that Pope singled out?


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