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... Conceive the Bard the hero of the story " ; and his ridicule of Coleridge , whose “ Lines to a Young Ass ” gain the memorable tribute “ [ s ] o well the subject suits his noble mind , / He brays the Laureat of the long - ear'd kind ...
But despite its status as tale , Beppo is a narrative whose characters and story are incidental , far less interesting than are its narrator and his digressions . And despite being based on trivial material , Beppo has received a high ...
It may be that the analogical reverberations of Faliero's dramatized story suffice to answer Jeffrey's question of “ Why , then , should he affect the form ?