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Comprehensive information about Alexander Pope including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Alexander Pope was an eighteenth-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson. Pope is famous for his use of the heroic couplet.. English poet This educational Alexander Pope resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men. Quote Right
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Quote Left Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think. Quote Right
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Quote Left Hither the heroes and nymphs resort,To taste awhile the pleasures of a courtIn various talk th'instuctive hours they past,Who gave the ball, or paid the visit lastOne speaks the glory of the British Queen,And one describes a charming Indian screenlA third interprets motions, looks and eyesAt every word a reputation dies. Quote Right
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Quote Left At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense. Quote Right
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Quote Left Die of a rose in aromatic pain? Quote Right
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