Alexander Pope Quotes

See! and confess, one comfort still must rise, 'Tis this,—Though man's a fool, yet God is wise.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. An Essay on Man (Fr. Epistle II). SeCePo. Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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Is this a dinner? this a genial room? No, 'tis a temple, and a hecatomb. A solemn sacrifice, performed in state, You drink by measure, and to minutes eat.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Moral Essays: Epistle to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington. . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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And, spite of Pride, in erring Reason's spite, One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. An Essay on Man (Fr. Epistle I). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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And now the chapel's silver bell you hear, That summons you to all the pride of pray'r:
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Moral Essays: Epistle to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington. . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul;
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. An Essay on Man (Fr. Epistle I). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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My Lord advances with majestic mien, Smit with the mighty pleasure to be seen:
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Moral Essays: Epistle to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington. . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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Vast chain of Being, which from God began, Natures aethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect! what no eye can see, No glass can reach; from Infinite to thee, From thee to Nothing!—
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. An Essay on Man (Fr. Epistle I). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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Happy the man whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air In his own ground:
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Ode on Solitude (l. 1-4). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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Oh blindness to the future! kindly giv'n, That each may fill the circle mark'd by Heav'n:
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. An Essay on Man (Fr. Epistle I). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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Thus let me live, unseen, unknown; Thus unlamented let me die; Steal from the world, and not a stone Tell where I lie.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Ode on Solitude (l. 17-20). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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