Alexander Pope

(21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744 / London / England)

Alexander Pope Poems

1. In Imitation Of Dr. Swift : The Happy Life Of A Country Parson 3/30/2010
2. In Imitation Of E. Of Rochester : On Silence 3/30/2010
3. The Dunciad: Book Iv 3/30/2010
4. The Iliad: Book Vi (Excerpt) 1/1/2004
5. Epistle To Mrs Teresa Blount.[on Her Leaving The Town After The Coronation] 3/30/2010
6. The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 5 1/1/2004
7. The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 4 1/1/2004
8. Translation Of A Prayer Of Brutus 3/30/2010
9. Inscription On A Grotto, The Work Of Nine Ladies. 3/30/2010
10. In Imitation Of E. Of Dorset : Artemisia 3/30/2010
11. Macer : A Character 3/30/2010
12. Verses Left By Mr. Pope 3/30/2010
13. On Seeing The Ladies Crux-Easton Walk In The Woods By The Grotto. 3/30/2010
14. Chorus Of Athenians 3/30/2010
15. On The Countess Of Burlington Cutting Paper 3/30/2010
16. Sandys Ghost ; A Proper Ballad On The New Ovid's Metamorphosis 3/30/2010
17. Vertumnus And Pomona : Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book 14 [v. 623-771] 3/30/2010
18. To Mr. Thomas Southern, On His Birth-Day 3/30/2010
19. The Basset-Table : An Eclogue 3/30/2010
20. In Imitation Of Chaucer 3/30/2010
21. The Looking-Glass. : On Mrs. Pulteney 3/30/2010
22. Phyrne 3/30/2010
23. On A Fan Of The Author's Design 3/30/2010
24. To Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 3/30/2010
25. The Dunciad: Book Ii. 3/30/2010
26. The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 3 1/1/2004
27. Epistles To Several Persons: Epistle Iv, To Richard Boyle, 1/1/2004
28. Imitations Of Horace: The First Epistle Of The Second Book 1/1/2004
29. On His Grotto At Twickenham 3/30/2010
30. Occasioned By Some Verses Of His Grace The Duke Of Buckingham 3/30/2010
31. Sappho To Phaon (Ovid Heroid Xv) 3/30/2010
32. Lines Written In Windsor Forest 3/30/2010
33. The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 2 1/1/2004
34. The Fable Of Dryope - Ovid's Metamorphoses Book 9, [v. 324-393] 3/30/2010
35. The Three Gentle Shepherds 3/30/2010
36. The Messiah : A Sacred Eclogue 3/30/2010
37. On Mr. Gay 3/30/2010
38. An Essay On Man: Epistle Ii 3/30/2010
39. Chorus Of Youths And Virgins 3/30/2010
40. Solitude: An Ode 1/3/2003

Comments about Alexander Pope

  • Darlington Chukwunyere Darlington Chukwunyere (9/5/2011 7:33:00 PM)

    He was a leading poet. Reading his poetry suites my head for his ryhmes are mind blowing and his lines just a summary of the world in an all knowing enscrypted scroll.

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  • Jon Bayliss (8/8/2011 5:32:00 PM)

    Pope's publisher, James Roberts, died ten years after Pope but his epitaph has been suggested as a work by Pope:
    Let some by heralds blazon'd shine,
    And backwards trace their ancient line;
    From heaps of geld let others raise
    A monument of flatt'ring praise;
    Let others boast their pomp and state,
    Of merit void, ignobly great: ,
    One truth, o'er these remains below
    Inscrib'd, more honour will bestow,
    Than lineage, wealth, or grandeur can;
    ' Here lies interr'd an honest man.'

  • Nigel Spellman (2/10/2011 9:42:00 PM)

    The biography is 98% wikipedia. Amusing...

  • Dennis Go Dennis Go (12/3/2009 3:35:00 PM)

    I can't believe you haven't include Alexander Pope's 'Vital Spark of Heavenly Flame' into your compilation.

Best Poem of Alexander Pope

Ode On Solitude

Happy the man, whose wish and care
A few paternal acres bound,
Content to breathe his native air,
In his own ground.

Whose heards with milk, whose fields with bread,
Whose flocks supply him with attire,
Whose trees in summer yield him shade,
In winter fire.

Blest! who can unconcern'dly find
Hours, days, and years slide soft away,
In health of body, peace of mind,
Quiet by day,

Sound sleep by night; study and ease
Together mix'd; sweet ...

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Essay On Man

The First Epistle

Awake, my ST. JOHN!(1) leave all meaner things
To low ambition, and the pride of Kings.
Let us (since Life can little more supply
Than just to look about us and to die)
Expatiate(2) free o'er all this scene of Man;
A mighty maze! but not without a plan;
A Wild, where weeds and flow'rs promiscuous shoot,

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