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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
Tis education forms the common mind,
Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.

R
"Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed" was the ninth beatitude.
A
All are but parts of one stupendous whole,
Whose body nature is, and God the soul.
N
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser to-day than he was yesterday.
K
Tis with our judgements as our watches, none
Go just alike, yet each believes his own.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Epistle to Cobham.
R: Letter, 6 Oct. 1727, to playwright John Gay. Quoted in: Roscoe, Life of Pope, vol. 10.
A: An Essay on Man, I. 267
N: Thoughts on Various Subjects."
K: An Essay on Criticism, 9
   


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