Category Archives: Pope Alexander

An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope

PART 1 ‘Tis hard to say, if greater want of skill Appear in writing or in judging ill; But, of the two, less dang’rous is th’ offence To tire our patience, than mislead our sense. Some few in that, but … Continue reading

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On Certain Ladies by Alexander Pope

  When other fair ones to the shades go down, Still Chloë, Flavia, Delia, stay in town: Those ghosts of beauty wand’ring here reside, And haunt the places where their honour died. Alexander Pope 1688–1744 Detritus by Russell Boyle

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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 herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire, Whose trees in summer … Continue reading

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