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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


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Quote Left The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg. Quote Right
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Quote Left True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.... Quote Right
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Quote Left For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right. Quote Right
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Quote Left A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again. Quote Right
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Quote Left Hither the heroes and nymphs resort, To taste awhile the pleasures of a court; In various talk th' instuctive hours they past, Who gave the ball, or paid the visit last; One speaks the glory of the British Queen, And one describes a charming Indian screen A third interprets motions, looks and eyes; At every word a reputation dies. Quote Right
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