Alexander Pope

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

Lines Written In Windsor Forest - Poem by Alexander Pope

All hail, once pleasing, once inspiring shade!
Scene of my youthful loves and happier hours!
Where the kind Muses met me as I stray'd,
And gently press'd my hand, and said 'Be ours!-
Take all thou e'er shalt have, a constant Muse:
At Court thou may'st be liked, but nothing gain:
Stock thou may'st buy and sell, but always lose,
And love the brightest eyes, but love in vain.'


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010



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