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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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    Fondly we think we honour merit then,
    When we but praise ourselves in other men.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense,
    And love th’offender, yet detest th’offence?
    —Alexander Pope (1688–1744)