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Alexander Pope
(1688-1744) born on
May 21
English poet. He is remembered as a major satirist of Augustan age; wrote "The Rape of the Lock," 1714 and "Moral Essays," 1731-35.
         
   
F
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read,
With loads of learned lumber in his head.

R
For observations which ourselves we make,
We grow more partial for th'observer's sake.
A
Nature, and Nature's laws lay hid in night;
God said, 'Let Newton be!' and all was light.
N
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
K
It is with our judgments as with our watches: no two go just alike, yet each believes his own.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "An Essay on Criticism."
R: "Moral Essays."
A: "Epitaphs."
N: In "A New Dictionary of Quotations," by H.L. Mencken, 1942.
K: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
   


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