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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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Reply to Censure by Theodore Roethke

Repulse the staring eye, The hostile gaze of hate, And check the pedantry Of those inveterate Defamers of the good. They mock the deepest thought, Condemn the fortitude Whereby true work is wrought. Though just men are reviled When cravens … Continue reading

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