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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    Nature and Homer were, he found, the same.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    But Satan now is wiser than of yore,
    And tempts by making rich, not making poor.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    Up to her godly garret after sev’n,
    There starve and pray, for that’s the way to heav’n.
    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)

    Die of a rose in aromatic pain?
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)