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Written by BarbaraB
(9/12/2009 2:18 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, While looking up..., penned by Reeba
The definitions you cite and their reference to Pope does add a new dimension to the word. If Pope did use the word a lot it makes Kathleen's suggestion of satire seem more likely. JA was a great admirer of Pope so if he used the word a lot, she would likely know this.
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