Alexander Pope Quotes

'Tis education forms the common mind, Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British satirical poet. Epistle to Cobham, l. 149-50 (1734).
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Fair tresses man's imperial race ensnare, And beauty draws us with a single hair.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British satirical poet. The Rape of the Lock, cto. 2, l. 27-8 (1714).
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Beauty that shocks you, parts that none will trust, Wit that can creep, and pride that licks the dust.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot. . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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What dire offence from am'rous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things, I sing—
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. The Rape of the Lock (Fr. I). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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Did some more sober critic come abroad? If wrong, I smil'd; if right, I kiss'd the rod.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British satirical poet. Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot.
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Now lapdogs give themselves the rousing shake, And sleepless lovers, just at twelve, awake:
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. The Rape of the Lock (Fr. I). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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Blest with each talent, and each art to please, And born to write, converse, and live with ease
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot (l. 1-2). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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On her white breast a sparkling cross she wore, Which Jews might kiss, and infidels adore.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. The Rape of the Lock (Fr. II). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot. . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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Here thou, great Anna! whom three realms obey, Dost sometimes counsel take—and sometimes tea.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. The Rape of the Lock (Fr. III). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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