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Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744Alexander Pope was an English poet, translator, and satirist of the Augustan period and one of its greatest artistic exponents. Considered the foremost English poet of the early 18th century and a master of the heroic couplet, he is best known for satirical and discursive poetry, including The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and An Essay on Criticism, and for his translation of Homer. After Shakespeare, he is the second-most quoted author in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, some of his verses having entered common parlance (e.g. "damning with faint praise" or "to err is human; to forgive, divine").Read more on Wikipedia


A Dialogue.
A Farewell To London
A Fragment Of A Poem.
A Fragment.
A Prologue - To A Play For Mr Dennis's Benefit, In 1733, When He Was Old, Blind, And In Great Distress, A Little Before His Death.
An Essay On Criticism
An Essay On Man: Epistle I.
An Essay On Man: Epistle II.
An Essay On Man: Epistle III.
An Essay On Man: Epistle IV.
Answer To The Following Question Of Mrs Howe.
Autumn - The Third Pastoral, Or Hylas And gon
Book I. Epistle VII.
Book II. Satire VI. The First Part Imitated In The Year 1714, By Dr Swift; The Latter Part Added Afterwards.
Book IV. Ode I. To Venus.
Chorus Of Athenians
Chorus Of Youths And Virgins
Couplets On Wit
Elegy To The Memory Of An Unfortunate Lady
Eloisa To Abelard
Epigram Engraved On The Collar Of A Dog Which I Gave To His Royal Highness
Epigram From The French.
Epigram On One Who Made Long Epitaphs.[129]
Epigram On The Feuds About Handel And Bononcini.
Epigram On The Toasts Of The Kit-Cat Club, Anno 1716.
Epigram, Engraved On The Collar Of A Dog Which I Gave To His Royal Highness.
Epilogue To Mr Rowe's 'Jane Shore.'
Epilogue[177] To The Satires. In Two Dialogues.
Epilogue[177] To The Satires. In Two Dialogues. DIALOGUE II.
Epistle II: To A Lady ( Of The Characters Of Women )
Epistle To Dr Arbuthnot; Or, Prologue To The Satires.
Epistle To James Craggs, Esq., Secretary Of State.
Epistle To Miss Blount, With The Works Of Voiture.[1]
Epistle To Mr Jervas, With Mr Dryden's Translation Of Fresnoy's 'Art Of Painting.'
Epistle To Mrs Teresa Blount. On Her Leaving The Town After The Coronation.[1]
Epistle To Robert Earl Of Oxford And Earl Mortimer.
Epistles To Several Persons: Epistle Iv, To Richard Boyle,
Epistles To Several Persons: Epistle To Dr. Arbuthnot
Epitaph I. On Charles Earl Of Dorset, In The Church Of Withyam, In Sussex.
Epitaph II. On Sir William Trumbull.[1]
Epitaph III. On The Hon. Simon Harcourt, Only Son Of The Lord Chancellor Harcourt, At The Church Of Stanton Harcourt, In Oxfordshire, 1720.
Epitaph IV. On James Craggs, Esq. In Westminster Abbey.
Epitaph IX. On General Henry Withers, In Westminster Abbey, 1729.
Epitaph On Gay.
Epitaph On Lord Coningsby.
Epitaph V. Intended For Mr Rowe, In Westminster Abbey.
Epitaph VI. On Mrs Corbet, Who Died Of A Cancer In Her Breast.
Epitaph VII. On The Monument Of The Honourable Egbert Digby, And His Sister Mary.
Epitaph VIII. On Sir Godfrey Kneller, In Westminster Abbey, 1723.
Epitaph X. On Mr Elijah Fenton,[1] At Easthamstead, In Berks, 1730.
Epitaph XI. On Mr Gay, In Westminster Abbey, 1732.
Epitaph XII. Intended For Sir Isaac Newton, In Westminster Abbey.
Epitaph XIII. On Dr Francis Atterbury,[1] Bishop Of Rochester, Who Died In Exile At Paris, 1732.
Epitaph XIV. On Edmund Duke Of Buckingham, Who Died In The Nineteenth Year Of His Age, 1735.
Epitaph XV. For One Who Would Not Be Buried In Westminster Abbey.
Epitaph XVI. Another, On The Same.
Epitaph XVII. On Two Lovers Struck Dead By Lightning.[1]
Essay On Man
Extemporaneous Lines On A Portrait Of Lady Mary Wortley Montague, Painted By Kneller.
Farewell To London
From An Essay On Man
Imitations Of English Poets. Earl Of Dorset: Artemisia.
Imitations Of English Poets. Earl Of Rochester: On Silence.
Imitations Of English Poets. Waller: Of A Lady Singing To Her Lute.
Imitations Of Horace: The First Epistle Of The Second Book
Impromptu To Lady Winchelsea.
Impromptu, To Lady Winchelsea
In Imitation Of Chaucer
In Imitation Of Cowley : The Garden
In Imitation Of Dr. Swift : The Happy Life Of A Country Parson
In Imitation Of E. Of Dorset : Artemisia
In Imitation Of E. Of Rochester : On Silence
In Imitation Of Spenser : The Alley
Inscription On A Grotto, The Work Of Nine Ladies.
January And May. From Chaucer.[58] - Translations And Imitations.
Lines On A Grotto, At Crux-Easton, Hants.
Lines On Curll
Lines On Receiving From The Eight Hon. The Lady Frances Shirley[63] A Standish And Two Pens.
Lines Sung By Durastanti, When She Took Leave Of The English Stage.
Lines Written In Windsor Forest
Lines Written In Windsor Forest.
Macer : A Character
Macer: A Character.
Mary Gulliver To Captain Lemuel Gulliver. An Epistle.
Messiah. A Sacred Eclogue, In Imitation Of Virgil's 'Pollio.'
Moral Essays. Epistle I.--To Sir Richard Temple, Lord Cobham.
Moral Essays. Epistle II. - To A Lady. Of The Characters Of Women.
Moral Essays. Epistle III.[20] - To Allen Lord Bathurst.
Moral Essays. Epistle IV. - To Richard Boyle, Earl Of Burlington.
Moral Essays. Epistle V. To Mr Addison.
Occasioned By Some Verses Of His Grace The Duke Of Buckingham
Occasioned By Some Verses Of His Grace The Duke Of Buckingham.
Ode On Solitude
Ode On St. Cecilia's Day
Ode To Quinbus Flestrin, The Man Mountain,[87] By Titty Tit, Poet-Laureate To His Majesty Of Lilliput. Translated Into English.
On A Certain Lady At Court
On A Certain Lady At Court.
On A Fan Of The Author's Design
On An Old Gate. Erected In Chiswick Gardens.
On Bentley's 'Milton.'
On Certain Ladies
On Drawings Of The Statues Of Apollo, Venus, And Hercules, Made For Pope By Sir Godfrey Kneller.
On His Grotto At Twickenham
On His Grotto At Twickenham, Composed Of Marbles, Spars, Gems, Ores, And Minerals.
On Mr. Gay
On Mrs Tofts, A Celebrated Opera Singer.
On Seeing The Ladies Crux-Easton Walk In The Woods By The Grotto.
On The Countess Of Burlington Cutting Paper
On The Countess Of Burlington Cutting Paper.
Part Of The Ninth Ode Of The Fourth Book.
Prayer Of Brutus. From Geoffrey Of Monmouth.
Prayer Of St. Francis Xavier
Prologue To 'The Three Hours After Marriage'
Prologue To Mr Addison's 'Cato.'
Prologue To Mr Addison's Tragedy Of Cato.
Prologue To Thomson's 'Sophonisba.'[59]
Prologue, Designed For Mr D'Urfey's Last Play.
Roxana, Or The Drawing-Room. An Eclogue.
Sandys Ghost ; A Proper Ballad On The New Ovid's Metamorphosis
Sandys' Ghost;[82] Or, A Proper New Ballad On The New Ovid's Metamorphoses: As It Was Intended To Be Translated By Persons Of Quality.
Sappho To Phaon (Ovid Heroid XV)
Sappho To Phaon. From The Fifteenth Of Ovid's Epistles. - Translations And Imitations.
Satires And Epistles Of Horace Imitated. - Satire I. To Mr Fortescue.[121]
Satires And Epistles Of Horace Imitated. - Satire II. To Mr Bethel.
Sir, I admit your general rule,
Solitude: An Ode
Song, By A Person Of Quality
Song, By A Person Of Quality, Written In The Year 1733.
Sound And Sense
Spring - The First Pastoral ; Or Damon
Summer - The Second Pastoral; or Alexis
Sylvia, A Fragment.
The Balance Of Europe.
The Basset-Table : An Eclogue
The Basset-Table.[62] An Eclogue.
The Challenge, A Court Ballad.
The Challenge: A Court Ballad
The Descent Of Dullness
The Dunciad: Appendix
The Dunciad: Book I
The Dunciad: Book III
The Dunciad: Book IV
The Dunciad: Book The Fourth.
The Dunciad: Book The Second.
The Dunciad: Book The Third.
The Dunciad: Preface, letters and Notes
The Dunciad:[234] Book The First.
The Dying Christian To His Soul
The Fable Of Dryope - Ovid's Metamorphoses Book 9, (v - 324-393)
The Fable Of Dryope.[56] From The Ninth Book Of Ovid's Metamorphoses. - Translations And Imitations.
The First Book Of Statius's Thebais. - Translations And Imitations.
The First Epistle Of The First Book Of Horace.
The First Epistle Of The Second Book Of Horace.
The Fourth Epistle Of The First Book Of Horace.[128]
The Iliad: Book VI (Excerpt)
The Lamentation Of Glumdalclitch For The Loss Of Grildrig. A Pastoral.
The Looking-Glass.
The Looking-Glass. : On Mrs. Pulteney
The Messiah : A Sacred Eclogue
The Rape of the Lock
The Rape of the Lock (Canto 2)
The Rape of the Lock (Canto 3)
The Rape of the Lock (Canto 4)
The Rape of the Lock (Canto 5)
The Rape Of The Lock. An Heroi-Comical Poem
The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 1
The Riddle Of The World
The Satires Of Dr John Donne, Dean Of St Paul's, Versified. Satire IV.
The Satires Of Dr John Donne, Dean Of St Paul's,[171] Versified.
The Second Epistle Of The Second Book Of Horace.
The Sixth Epistle Of The First Book Of Horace.
The Temple Of Fame
The Three Gentle Shepherds
The Three Gentle Shepherds.
The Translator.
The Universal Prayer. Deo Opt. Max.
The Wife Of Bath, Her Prologue. From Chaucer. - Translations And Imitations.
To A Lady, With The 'Temple Of Fame.'
To Erinna.
To Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
To Lady Mary Wortley Montague.
To Mr C.,[1] St James's Place.
To Mr Gay, Who Had Congratulated Pope On Finishing His House And Gardens.
To Mr John Moore, Author Of The Celebrated Worm-Powder.
To Mr Lemuel Gulliver, The Grateful Address Of The Unhappy Houyhnhnms, Now In Slavery And Bondage In England.
To Mr. Thomas Southern, On His Birth Day
To Mrs. M. B. On Her Birthday
To The Author Of A Poem Entitled Successio
Translation Of A Prayer Of Brutus
Two Or Three: A Recipe To Make A Cuckold
Universal Prayer
Upon The Duke Of Marlborough's House At Woodstock.
Verbatim From Boileau.
Verses Left By Mr Pope. On His Lying In The Same Bed Which Wilmot, The Celebrated Earl Of Rochester, Slept In At Adderbury, Then Belonging To The Duke Of Argyll, July 9, 1739.
Verses Left By Mr. Pope
Vertumnus and Pomona : Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book 14 (v. 623-771)
Vertumnus And Pomona, From The Fourteenth Book Of Ovid'S Metamorphoses. - Translations And Imitations.
Windsor Forest
Winter - The Fourth Pastoral, Or Daphne
You Know Where You Did Despise