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Whos had a real IQ test and done loads of ONLINE ones? Which can u relate best? watch

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    Either sameish answer or subtracting something from the website one?

    The Least Perceptive Literary Critic
    The most important critic in our field of study is Lord Halifax. A
    most individual judge of poetry, he once invited Alexander Pope round to
    give a public reading of his latest poem.
    Pope, the leading poet of his day, was greatly surprised when Lord
    Halifax stopped him four or five times and said, "I beg your pardon, Mr.
    Pope, but there is something in that passage that does not quite please me."
    Pope was rendered speechless, as this fine critic suggested sizeable
    and unwise emendations to his latest masterpiece. "Be so good as to mark
    the place and consider at your leisure. I'm sure you can give it a better
    After the reading, a good friend of Lord Halifax, a certain Dr.
    Garth, took the stunned Pope to one side. "There is no need to touch the
    lines," he said. "All you need do is leave them just as they are, call on
    Lord Halifax two or three months hence, thank him for his kind observation
    on those passages, and then read them to him as altered. I have known him
    much longer than you have, and will be answerable for the event."
    Pope took his advice, called on Lord Halifax and read the poem
    exactly as it was before. His unique critical faculties had lost none of
    their edge. "Ay", he commented, "now they are perfectly right. Nothing can
    be better."
    -- Stephen Pile, "The Book of Heroic Failures"
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