Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
Contributed by: Zaady
Yes, I am proud; I must be proud to see Men not afraid of God, afraid of me.
Source: On Paradise Lost
Some to church repair, Not for the doctrine, but the music there. These equal syllables alone require, Though oft the ear the open vowels tire; While expletives their feeble aid to join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line.
Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 142.
At ev'ry trifle scorn to take offense.
Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 186
One thought of thee puts all the pomp to flight, Priests, tapers, temples, swim before my sight.
Source: Eloisa to Abelard, 1717
Fire in each eye and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land.
Order is Heaven's first law.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 49.
Order is nature's first law.
Source: An Essay on Man
'Tis with our judgments as our watches,-none Go just alike, yet each believes his own.
Source: Essay on Criticism. Part i. Line 9. 1711
Oh name forever sad! forever dear! Still breathed in sighs, still ushered with a tear.
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