Alexander Pope
You Know Where You Did Despise by Alexander Pope

You Know Where You Did Despise by Alexander Pope

You know where you did despise (Tother day) my little Eyes, Little Legs, and little Thighs, And some things, of little Size, You know where. You, tis true, have fine black eyes, ...

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Winter – The Fourth Pastoral, Or Daphne by Alexander Pope

Winter – The Fourth Pastoral, Or Daphne by Alexander Pope

Lycidas. Thyrsis, the music of that murm'ring spring,Is not so mournful as the strains you sing.Nor rivers winding thro' the vales below,So sweetly warble, or so smoothly flow.Now ...

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Windsor Forest by Alexander Pope

Windsor Forest by Alexander Pope

Thy forests, Windsor! and thy green retreats,At once the Monarch's and the Muse's seats,Invite my lays. Be present, sylvan maids!Unlock your springs, and open all your ...

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Summer by Alexander Pope

Summer by Alexander Pope

See what delights in sylvan scenes appear! Descending Gods have found Elysium here. In woods bright Venus with Adonis stray'd, And chaste Diana haunts the forest shade. Come ...

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Ode On Solitude by Alexander Pope

Ode On Solitude by Alexander Pope

Happy the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. Whose heards with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose ...

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An Essay On Criticism by Alexander Pope

An Essay On Criticism by Alexander Pope

Part I INTRODUCTION. That it is as great a fault to judge ill as to write ill, and a more dangerous one to the public. That a true Taste is as rare to be found as a true ...

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The Dying Christian To His Soul by Alexander Pope

The Dying Christian To His Soul by Alexander Pope

Vital spark of heav’nly flame!Quit, O quit this mortal frame:Trembling, hoping, ling’ring, flying,O the pain, the bliss of dying!Cease, fond Nature, cease thy strife,And let me ...

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Couplets On Wit by Alexander Pope

Couplets On Wit by Alexander Pope

IBut our Great Turks in wit must reign aloneAnd ill can bear a Brother on the Throne. IIWit is like faith by such warm Fools profestWho to be saved by one, must ...

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Eloisa To Abelard by Alexander Pope

Eloisa To Abelard by Alexander Pope

In these deep solitudes and awful cells, Where heav'nly-pensive contemplation dwells,And ever-musing melancholy reigns;What means this tumult in a vestal's veins?Why rove my ...

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Essay On Man by Alexander Pope

Essay On Man by Alexander Pope

The First Epistle Awake, my ST. JOHN!(1) leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of Kings. Let us (since Life can little more supply Than just to ...

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Elegy To The Memory Of An Unfortunate Lady by Alexander Pope

Elegy To The Memory Of An Unfortunate Lady by Alexander Pope

What beck'ning ghost, along the moon-light shadeInvites my steps, and points to yonder glade?'Tis she!--but why that bleeding bosom gor'd,Why dimly gleams the visionary sword?Oh ...

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An Essay On Man In Four Epistles: Epistle 1 by Alexander Pope

An Essay On Man In Four Epistles: Epistle 1 by Alexander Pope

To Henry St. John, Lord Bolingbroke Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply ...

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The Riddle Of The World by Alexander Pope

The Riddle Of The World by Alexander Pope

Know then thyself, presume not God to scanThe proper study of Mankind is Man.Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,A Being darkly wise, and rudely great:With too much knowledge ...

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Impromptu, To Lady Winchelsea by Alexander Pope

Impromptu, To Lady Winchelsea by Alexander Pope

In vain you boast Poetic Names of yore,And cite those Sapho's we admire no more:Fate doom'd the Fall of ev'ry Female Wit,But doom'd it then when first Ardelia writ.Of all Examples ...

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Solitude by Alexander Pope

Solitude by Alexander Pope

Happy the man, whose wish and careA few paternal acres bound,Content to breathe his native air In his own ground.Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread,Whose flocks ...

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From An Essay On Man by Alexander Pope

From An Essay On Man by Alexander Pope

Heav'n from all creatures hides the book of fate,All but the page prescrib'd, their present state:From brutes what men, from men what spirits know:Or who could suffer being here ...

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Two Or Three: A Recipe To Make A Cuckold by Alexander Pope

Two Or Three: A Recipe To Make A Cuckold by Alexander Pope

Two or three visits, and two or three bows,Two or three civil things, two or three vows,Two or three kisses, with two or three sighs,Two or three Jesus's - and let me dies-Two or ...

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Universal Prayer by Alexander Pope

Universal Prayer by Alexander Pope

Father of all! In every age, In ev'ry clime ador'd, By saint, by savage, and by sage, Jehovah, Jove, or Lord! Thou Great First Cause, least understood, Who all my sense ...

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Imitations Of Horace: The First Epistle Of The Second Book by Alexander Pope

Imitations Of Horace: The First Epistle Of The Second Book by Alexander Pope

Ne Rubeam, Pingui donatus Munere (Horace, Epistles II.i.267) While you, great patron of mankind, sustain The balanc'd world, and open all the main; Your country, ...

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Argus by Alexander Pope

Argus by Alexander Pope

When wise Ulysses, from his native coast Long kept by wars, and long by tempests toss'd, Arrived at last, poor, old, disguised, alone, To all his friends, and ev'n his Queen ...

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Solitude: An Ode by Alexander Pope

Solitude: An Ode by Alexander Pope

I. How happy he, who free from care The rage of courts, and noise of towns; Contented breaths his native air, In his own grounds. II. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with ...

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Epigram Engraved On The Collar Of A Dog Which I Gave To His Royal Highness by Alexander Pope

Epigram Engraved On The Collar Of A Dog Which I Gave To His Royal Highness by Alexander Pope

I am his Highness' dog at Kew; Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?

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Epistle To Dr. Arbuthnot by Alexander Pope

Epistle To Dr. Arbuthnot by Alexander Pope

Shut, shut the door, good John! fatigu'd, I said, Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead. The dog-star rages! nay 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let ...

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Epistle Ii: To A Lady (Of The Characters Of Women ) by Alexander Pope

Epistle Ii: To A Lady (Of The Characters Of Women ) by Alexander Pope

NOTHING so true as what you once let fall, "Most Women have no Characters at all." Matter too soft a lasting mark to bear, And best distinguish'd by black, brown, or fair. How ...

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Epistles To Several Persons: Epistle Iv, To Richard Boyle, by Alexander Pope

Epistles To Several Persons: Epistle Iv, To Richard Boyle, by Alexander Pope

Est brevitate opus, ut currat sententia, neu se Impediat verbis lassas onerantibus aures: Et sermone opus est modo tristi, saepe jocoso, Defendente vicem modo Rhetoris atque ...

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Celia by Alexander Pope

Celia by Alexander Pope

Celia, we know, is sixty-five,Yet Celia's face is seventeen;Thus winter in her breast must live,While summer in her face is seen.How cruel Celia's fate, who henceOur heart's ...

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You Know Where You Did Despise by Alexander Pope

You Know Where You Did Despise by Alexander Pope

You know where you did despise (Tother day) my little Eyes, Little Legs, and little Thighs, And some things, of little Size, You know where. You, tis true, have fine black eyes, ...

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On A Certain Lady At Court by Alexander Pope

On A Certain Lady At Court by Alexander Pope

I know the thing that's most uncommon; (Envy be silent and attend!)I know a Reasonable Woman, Handsome and witty, yet a Friend.Not warp'd by Passion, aw'd by Rumour, Not grave ...

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The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 1 by Alexander Pope

The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 1 by Alexander Pope

Nolueram, Belinda, tuos violare capillos;Sedjuvat, hoc precibus me tribuisse tuis. (Martial, Epigrams 12.84) What dire offence from am'rous causes springs, What ...

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Untitled by Alexander Pope

Untitled by Alexander Pope

'Sir, I admit your general rule, That every poet is a fool. But you yourself may serve to show it, Every fool is not a poet.'

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The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 3 by Alexander Pope

The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 3 by Alexander Pope

Close by those meads, for ever crown'd with flow'rs, Where Thames with pride surveys his rising tow'rs, There stands a structure of majestic frame, Which from the ...

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The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 5 by Alexander Pope

The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 5 by Alexander Pope

She said: the pitying audience melt in tears, But Fate and Jove had stopp'd the Baron's ears. In vain Thalestris with reproach assails, For who can move when fair ...

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The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 2 by Alexander Pope

The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 2 by Alexander Pope

Not with more glories, in th' etherial plain, The sun first rises o'er the purpled main, Than, issuing forth, the rival of his beams Launch'd on the bosom of the silver ...

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In Imitation Of E. Of Rochester : On Silence by Alexander Pope

In Imitation Of E. Of Rochester : On Silence by Alexander Pope

I. Silence! coeval with Eternity;Thou wert, ere Nature's-self began to be,'Twas one vast Nothing, all, and all slept fast in thee.II. Thine was the sway, ere heav'n was form'd, or ...

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Lines On Curll by Alexander Pope

Lines On Curll by Alexander Pope

So when Curll's Stomach the strong Drench o'ercame,(Infus'd in Vengenance of insulted Fame)Th' Avenger sees, with a delighted Eye,His long Jaws open, and his Colour fly;And while ...

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The Temple Of Fame by Alexander Pope

The Temple Of Fame by Alexander Pope

In that soft season, when descending show'rsCall forth the greens, and wake the rising flow'rs;When op'ning buds salute the welcome day,And earth relenting feels the genial day,As ...

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The Dunciad: Book I. by Alexander Pope

The Dunciad: Book I. by Alexander Pope

The Mighty Mother, and her son who brings The Smithfield muses to the ear of kings, I sing. Say you, her instruments the great! Called to this work by Dulness, Jove, and Fate; You ...

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The Iliad: Book Vi (Excerpt) by Alexander Pope

The Iliad: Book Vi (Excerpt) by Alexander Pope

He said, and pass'd with sad presaging heart To seek his spouse, his soul's far dearer part; At home he sought her, but he sought in vain: She, with one maid of all her menial ...

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To Mrs. M. B. On Her Birthday by Alexander Pope

To Mrs. M. B. On Her Birthday by Alexander Pope

Oh be thou blest with all that Heav'n can send,Long Health, long Youth, long Pleasure, and a Friend:Not with those Toys the female world admire,Riches that vex, and Vanities that ...

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In Imitation Of E. Of Dorset : Artemisia by Alexander Pope

In Imitation Of E. Of Dorset : Artemisia by Alexander Pope

Tho' Artemisia talks, by fits, Of councils, classics, fathers, wits;Reads Malbranche, Boyle, and Locke;Yet in some things methinks she fails,'Twere well if she would pare her ...

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Epistle To Mrs Teresa Blount.[on Her Leaving The Town After The Coronation] by Alexander Pope

Epistle To Mrs Teresa Blount.[on Her Leaving The Town After The Coronation] by Alexander Pope

As some fond virgin, whom her mother's careDrags from the town to wholesome country air,Just when she learns to roll a melting eye,And hear a spark, yet think no danger nigh;From ...

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Chorus Of Athenians by Alexander Pope

Chorus Of Athenians by Alexander Pope

Strophe I.Ye shades, where sacred truth is sought;Groves, where immortal Sages taught;Where heav'nly visions of Plato fir'd,And Epicurus lay inspir'd!In vain your guiltless ...

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Ode On St. Cecilia’s Day by Alexander Pope

Ode On St. Cecilia’s Day by Alexander Pope

I. Descend ye Nine! descend and sing; The breathing instruments inspire, Wake into voice each silent string, And sweep the sounding lyre! In a sadly-pleasing strain Let the ...

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Sound And Sense by Alexander Pope

Sound And Sense by Alexander Pope

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offense, The sound must seem an echo to the ...

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In Imitation Of Cowley : The Garden by Alexander Pope

In Imitation Of Cowley : The Garden by Alexander Pope

Fain would my Muse the flow'ry Treasures sing,And humble glories of the youthful Spring;Where opening Roses breathing sweets diffuse,And soft Carnations show'r their balmy ...

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An Essay On Man: Epistle Ii by Alexander Pope

An Essay On Man: Epistle Ii by Alexander Pope

I. Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man. Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise, and rudely great: With too much ...

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The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 4 by Alexander Pope

The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 4 by Alexander Pope

But anxious cares the pensive nymph oppress'd, And secret passions labour'd in her breast. Not youthful kings in battle seiz'd alive, Not scornful virgins who their ...

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Chorus Of Youths And Virgins by Alexander Pope

Chorus Of Youths And Virgins by Alexander Pope

Semichorus.Oh Tyrant Love! hast thou possestThe prudent, learn'd, and virtuous breast?Wisdom and wit in vain reclaim,And Arts but soften us to feel thy flame.Love, soft intruder, ...

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Farewell To London by Alexander Pope

Farewell To London by Alexander Pope

Dear, damn'd distracting town, farewell!Thy fools no more I'll tease:This year in peace, ye critics, dwell,Ye harlots, sleep at ease!Soft B-- and rough C--s adieu,Earl Warwick ...

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Winter – The Fourth Pastoral, Or Daphne by Alexander Pope

Winter – The Fourth Pastoral, Or Daphne by Alexander Pope

Lycidas. Thyrsis, the music of that murm'ring spring,Is not so mournful as the strains you sing.Nor rivers winding thro' the vales below,So sweetly warble, or so smoothly flow.Now ...

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