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Alexander Pope has frequently been termed the 1st real specialist poet in English, whose dealings with the publication alternate helped to supply the literary market of the 19th and 20th centuries. during this consultant number of Pope's most vital paintings, the texts are awarded in chronological series in order that the Moral Essays and Imitations of Horace are restored to their unique place in his career.
This variation represents the one so much entire anthology of Pope's works. The Duncaid, The Rape of the Lock, and Imitations of Horace are awarded in complete, including a attribute pattern of Pope's prose, together with satires, pamphlets, and periodical writing. This variation additionally encompasses a additional studying checklist, a useful biographical index in addition to indexes of titles, first strains, and correspondences.

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An Essay on Criticism
Sappho to Phaon
Epistle to overlook Blount, with the Works of Voiture
Windsor Forest
The Guardian,no. 173
The spouse of tub from Chaucer
The Rape of the Lock
To Belinda at the Rape of the Lock
Letter to Martha Blount, November 1714
The Temple of Fame
A Farewell to London within the yr 1715
Epistle to Mr Jervas
Epistle to overlook Blount, on her Leaving town after the Coronation
A complete and actual Account of a Horrid and Barbarous Revenge
A additional Account of the of Edmund Curll
Letter to Lord Burlington, November 1716
Eloisa to Abelard
Elegy to the reminiscence of an unlucky Lady
Letter to Teresa and Martha Blount, September 1717
Letter to woman Mary Wortley Montagu, 1718
The Iliad, e-book XVIII
To Mr Gay
To Mr Addison
Epistle to Robert Earl of Oxford
Letter to fast, August 1723
Letter to Martha Blount, 22 June 1724
Preface to the Works of Shakespeare
Peri Bathous, or the artwork of Sinking in Poetry
Letter to speedy, 28 November 1729
Epitaph meant for Sir Isaac Newton
An Epistle to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington
An Epistle to Allen Lord Bathurst
The First Satire of the second one ebook of Horace Imitated
An Essay on Man
Letter to rapid, 20 April 1733
The Fourth Satire of Dr John Donne Versified
An Epistle to Sir Richard Temple, Lord Cobham
The moment Satire of the second one ebook of Horace Imitated
The moment Satire of the 1st ebook of Horace Imitated within the demeanour of Mr Pope
Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot
An Epistle to a Lady
The moment Satire of Dr John Donne Versified
Letter to speedy, 25 March 1736
The moment Epistle of the second one booklet of Horace Imitated
The First Epistle of the second one publication of Horace Imitated
The 6th Epistle of the 1st e-book of Horace Imitated
The First Epistle of the 1st booklet of Horace Imitated
Epilogue to the Satires: discussion I
Epilogue to the Satires: discussion II
Epigram Engraved at the Collar of a Dog
Epitaph for person who wouldn't be Buried in Westminster Abbey
Letter to Hugh Bethel, 19 March 1744
The Dunciad
Epitaph on Bounce
Conversations with Joseph Spence

Further Reading
Biographical Index
Index of Titles
Index of First traces
Index of Correspondents

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Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be. 225. 25 230 240 250 So pleased at first the towering Alps to try, Filled with ideas affair Italy, The traveller beholds with cheerful eyes The lessening vales, and seems to tread the skies. 233. Diligenter legendum est, acpoene ad scribendi sollicitudinem: Nee per paries modo scrutanda sunt omnia, sed perlectus liber utique ex integro resumendus. Quintilian. 26 AN ESSAY ON C R I T I C I S M In every work regard the writer's end, Since none can compass more than they intend; And if the means be just, the conduct true, Applause, in spite of trivial faults, is due.

A Muse by these is like a mistress used, This hour she's idolized, the next abused; While their weak heads, like towns unfortified, 'Twixt sense and nonsense daily change their side. Ask them the cause; they're wiser still, they say; And still tomorrow's wiser than today. We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow; Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so. 400 410 420 430 A N ESSAY O N C R I T I C I S M Once school-divines0 this zealous isle o'er-spread; Who knew most sentences,0 was deepest read; Faith, gospel, all, seemed made to be disputed, And none had sense enough to be confuted: Scotists and Thomists,Scotists and Thomists,0 Amidst their kindred cobwebs in Duck Lane.

0 Thus critics, of less judgment than caprice, Curious not knowing, not exact but nice, Form short ideas; and offend in arts (As most in manners) by a love to parts. Some to conceit alone their taste confine, And glittering thoughts struck out at every line; Pleased with a work where nothing's just or fit; One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. 0 True wit is nature to advantage dressed, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed; Something, whose truth convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind.

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