Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson.

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Alexander Pope - Works - Editions
... The Works of Alexander Pope vol 3 vol 3 v 9 of 10 v 6 of 8. ...
The Distrest Poet - Picture - Alexander Pope
... The scene shown in The Distrest Poet was probably inspired by Alexander Pope's satirical poem The Dunciad, most likely by the prefatory matter of the second version ... and early states of the print included a quotation from Pope's work The bill stuck to the wall above the poet's head originally featured a reference to Pope in which he was punningly mocked as "His ... rather than copied from a real bill) of Pope clashing with Edmund Curll over the unauthorised publication of the poet's correspondence ...
Alexander Pope (disambiguation)
... Alexander Pope (1688–1744) was an English poet ... Alexander Pope may also refer to Alexander Pope (actor) (1763–1835), Irish actor Alexander Pope, Jr ... (1849–1924), American sporting artist Alexander Pope (Texas politician), see Twentieth Texas Legislature and Twenty-first Texas Legislature ...
Chrononhotonthologos - Political Satire
... or an anti-Walpolean, and he identified with Alexander Pope, in particular, in his stance on the 18th century's cultural polemic (see Augustan poetry for the issues behind Ambrose Philips and ... Pope had been a consistent enemy of Ambrose Philips's, and Philips was a stand-in for an entire slate of Whig political views ... The friends and admirers of Gay (including Alexander Pope and Henry Carey) regarded this political game as a personal and moral betrayal ...
Augustan Literature - Poetry
... The entire Augustan age's poetry was dominated by Alexander Pope ... Pope had few poetic rivals, but he had many personal enemies and political, philosophical, or religious opponents, and Pope himself was quarrelsome in print ... Pope and his enemies (often called "the Dunces" because of Pope's successful satirizing of them in The Dunciad) fought over central matters of the proper subject matter for poetry and the proper ...

Famous quotes by alexander pope:

    But when to mischiefmortals bend their will,
    How soon they find fit instruments of ill!
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    lf, presume not to God to scan;
    The proper study of Mankind is Man.
    Plac’d on this isthmus of a middle state,
    A being darkly wise, and rudely great.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    Sir, I admit your gen’ral rule
    That every poet is a fool:
    But you yourself may serve to show it,
    That every fool is not a poet.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    Blest with each talent, and each art to please,
    And born to write, converse, and live with ease
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    Now lapdogs give themselves the rousing shake,
    And sleepless lovers, just at twelve, awake:
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)