"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
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.
Source: Windsor Forest, 1713
Be silent always when you doubt your sense.
Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, III, 1. 6
Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.
Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 156
Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul, And waft a sigh from Indus to the Pole.
Source: Eloisa to Abelard, 1717
Let spades be trumps! she said, and trumps they were.
Source: The Rape of the Lock, 1712
Remembrance and reflection how allied! What thin partitions sense from thought divide!
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 225.
At every word a reputation dies.
Source: The Rape of the Lock. Canto iii. Line 16.
She who ne'er answers till a husband cools, Or, if she rules him, never shows she rules; Charms by accepting, by submitting, sways, Yet has her humor most, when she obeys.
The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still.
Source: Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 153.
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