Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

A Quote by Alexander Pope

To observations which ourselves we make, We grow more partial for th' observer's sake.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 11.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope

Here thou, great Anna!* whom three realms obey Dost sometimes counsel take-and sometimes tea. * Queen Anne

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock, 1712

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope

Let such teach others who themselves excel And censure freely who have written well.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on change

in

Choose a firm cloud before it fall, and in it Catch, ere she change, the Cynthia of this minute.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays, 1720-1735, Epistle II, To Mrs. M. Blount, 1735

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on happiness, style, and wit

What woeful stuff this madrigal would be, In some starved hackney sonneteer, or me! But let a lord once own the happy lines, How the wit brightens! how the style refines!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 218

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on day

in

Years following years steal something every day; At last they steal us from ourselves away.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on church, fame, and god

Who builds a church to God and not to fame, Will never mark the marble with his name.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 285.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope

He best can paint them who shall feel them most.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Eloisa to Abelard, 1717, last line.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on heart and prudence

"With ev'ry pleasing, ev'ry prudent part, Say, what can Chloe want?"-She wants a heart.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays, 1720-1735, Epistle II, To Mrs. M. Blount, 1735

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on death, life, and preparation

Oft, as in airy rings they skim the heath, The clamtrous lapwings feel the leaden death; Oft, as the mounting larks their notes prepare They fall, and leave their little lives in air.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Windsor Forest, 1713

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content