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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
Why has not man a microscopic eye?
For this plain reason, man is not a fly.

R
With too much quickness ever to be taught;
With too much thinking to have common thought.
A
`With every pleasing, every prudent part,
Say, what can Chloe want?' - She wants a heart.
N
Words are like leaves; and where they most abound,
Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.
K
You beat your Pate, and fancy Wit will come:
Knock as you please, there's no body at home.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: An Essay on Man, I. 193
R: Moral Essays, Epistle II. 97
A: Moral Essays, Epistle II. 159
N: An Essay on Criticism."
K: Another Epigram, in Miscellanies, vol. 3 (1732).
   


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