(Martinus). A merciless satire on the false taste in
literature current in the time of Pope. Cornelius Scriblerus, the
father of Martin, was a pedant, who entertained all sorts of
absurdities about the education of his son. Martin grew up a man of
capacity; but though he had read everything, his judgment was vile and
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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