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Alexander Pope has frequently been termed the 1st real expert poet in English, whose dealings with the publication alternate helped to supply the literary market of the 19th and 20th centuries. during this consultant choice of Pope's most crucial paintings, the texts are offered 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 only so much accomplished 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 version additionally features a extra analyzing checklist, a useful biographical index in addition to indexes of titles, first strains, and correspondences.

Contents:
Introduction
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Note at the Text

Pastorals
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 the city after the Coronation
A complete and precise Account of a Horrid and Barbarous Revenge
A extra Account of the situation 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, booklet XVIII
To Mr Gay
To Mr Addison
Epistle to Robert Earl of Oxford
Letter to speedy, August 1723
Letter to Martha Blount, 22 June 1724
Preface to the Works of Shakespeare
Peri Bathous, or the paintings of Sinking in Poetry
Letter to fast, 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 booklet of Horace Imitated
An Essay on Man
Letter to speedy, 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 e-book of Horace Imitated
The moment Satire of the 1st publication 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 rapid, 25 March 1736
The moment Epistle of the second one booklet of Horace Imitated
The First Epistle of the second one booklet of Horace Imitated
The 6th Epistle of the 1st publication 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 one that wouldn't be Buried in Westminster Abbey
Letter to Hugh Bethel, 19 March 1744
The Dunciad
Epitaph on Bounce
Conversations with Joseph Spence

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

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0 Some figures monstrous and mis-shaped appear, Considered singly, or beheld too near, Which, but proportioned to their light, or place, Due distance reconciles to form and grace. A prudent chief not always must display His powers in equal ranks, and fair array, But with th'occasion and the place comply, Conceal his force, nay seem sometimes to fly. Those oft are stratagems which errors seem, Nor is it Homer nods,0 but we that dream. 23 150 160 170 180 180. Modeste, et circumspecto judicio de tantis viris pronunciandum est, ne (quodplerisque accidit) damnent quod non intelligunt.

The scene of the Pastoral lies in a grove, the time at midnight. 13. Audiit Eurotas, jussitque ediscere lauros. Virgil. PASTORALS 15 Sing, while beside the shaded tomb I mourn, And with fresh bays her rural shrine adorn. ' 'Tis done, and nature's various charms decay, See gloomy clouds obscure the cheerful day! Now hung with pearls the dropping trees appear, Their faded honours scattered on her bier. See, where on earth the flowery glories lie, With her they flourished, and with her they die. Ah what avail the beauties nature wore?

De picture, sculpture, fictore, nisi artifex, judicare non potest. Pliny. 20. Omnes tacito quodam sensu, sine ulla arte, aut rations, quae sinl in artibus ac rationibus recta et prava dijudicant. Cicero de Oral. lib. ° 25. Plus sine doctrina prudentia, quam sine prudentia valet doctrina. Quintilian. Between v. 25 and 26 were these lines: Many are spoiled by that pedantic throng, Who with great pains teach youth to reason wrong. Tutors, like virtuosos, oft inclined By strange transfusion to improve the mind, Draw off the sense we have, to pour in new, Which yet, with all their skill, they ne'er could do.

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