In a message dated 10/30/02 2:14:16 PM Pacific Standard Time, [log in to unmask] writes:

Milton and Pope had many deficiencies:  this is only one

Now, as spelling (at least in English) didn't really exist as a rule in their time, I can hardly see how it can be called a deficiency.
As to their others, unless it is some decry of mysogyny, I don't see what you mean by "many deficiencies."  If I could write half as well as either of them, I'd be published already.