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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.
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow;
Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.

Whether you choose Cervantes' serious air,
Or laugh and shake in Rabelais' armchair.
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,
Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be.
Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?
What's fame? a fancy'd life in other's breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Essay on Criticism.
R: The Dunciad, Bk i. 21
A: An Essay on Criticism."
N: Lord Hervey, in Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot (1735). The line has passed into common usage, and was made famous in the 1960s when it was used to head the London Times leader (1 July 1967), on Mick Jagger
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.

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