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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    Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage,
    And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age:
    Pleased with this bauble still, as that before;
    ‘Till tired he sleeps, and life’s poor play is o’er.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    Religion blushing veils her sacred fires,
    And unawares Morality expires.
    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)

    Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)