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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“Who but must laugh, if such a man there be?
Who would not weep, if Atticus were he?”
—Alexander Pope (16881744)
“I shall not cease to bless because
I lay about me with the taws
That night and morning I may thrash
Greek Alexander from my flesh,
Augustus Caesar, and after these
That great rogue Alcibiades.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“I wouldnt take the Pope too seriously. Hes a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third.”
—Muriel Spark (b. 1918)