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Collected Poems of Alexander Pope : The Reader's Library, Volume 12

By: Alexander Pope; Neil Azevedo, Editor

...Alexander Pope (1688-1744) is widely considered to be the best poet of the Augustan age, and perhaps English verse’s best satirist ever. Pope was mostly self-taught having been denied a formal protestant education because of his family...

...to Captain Lemuel Gulliver On Certain Ladies Celia Prologue (To a Play for Mr. Dennis’s Benefit) Song, by a Person of Quality Verses Left by Mr. Pope On His Grotto at Twickenham On Receiving from the Right Hon. the Lady Frances Shirley a Standish and Two Pens On Beaufort House Gate at Chiswick To Mr. Thomas Southern Epigram (“My Lord complains...”) Epigram (“Yes...

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Solitude

By: Alexander Pope

volunteers bring you 17 different recordings of Solitude by Alexander Pope. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of February 17th, 2008.

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Epigram, engraved on the Collar of a Dog

By: Alexander Pope

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Epigram by Alexander Pope. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 8th, 2010.

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Essay on Criticism, An

By: Alexander Pope

...An Essay on Criticism was the first major poem written by the English writer Alexander Pope (1688-1744). However, despite the title, the poem is not as much an original analysis as it is a compilation of Pope's various literary opinions. A reading of the poem makes it clear that he is addressing not so much the...

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Essay on Man, An

By: Alexander Pope

...Pope’s Essay on Man, a masterpiece of concise summary in itself, can fairly be summed up as an optimistic enquiry into mankind’s place in the vast Chain of Being. Each of the poem’s four Epistles takes a different perspective...

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Rape of the Lock, The

By: Alexander Pope

...The Rape of the Lock is a mock-heroic narrative poem written by Alexander Pope, first published anonymously in Lintot's Miscellany in May 1712 in two cantos (334 lines), but then revised, expanded and reissued under Pope's name on March 2, 1714, in a much-expanded 5-canto version (794 lines). The f...

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Essay on Man

By: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744

... Essay on Man by Alexander Pope is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Porta... ...e file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Essay on Man by Alexander Pope , the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series , J... ...te University is an equal opportunity university. Essay on Man By Alexander Pope THE DESIGN HA VING PROPOSED TO WRITE some pieces on human life an... ... will appear obvious; that principles, maxims, or Essay on Man by Alexander Pope 3 precepts so written, both strike the reader more strongly at firs... ...erve their effects, may be a task more agreeable. Essay on Man by Alexander Pope 4 EPISTLE I OF THE NATURE AND STATE OF MAN WITH RESPECT TO THE UNIV... ...ind, Why form’d so weak, so little, and so blind? Essay on Man by Alexander Pope 5 First, if thou canst, the harder reason guess, Why form’d no weak... ...ere, What matter, soon or late, or here or there? Essay on Man by Alexander Pope 6 The blest to–day is as completely so, As who began a thousand yea... ...l sky , His faithful dog shall bear him company . Essay on Man by Alexander Pope 7 Go, wiser thou! and in thy scale of sense, Weigh thy opinion agai... ...res Of show’rs and sunshine, as of man’s desires; Essay on Man by Alexander Pope 8 As much eternal springs and cloudless skies, As men for ever temp...

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The Odyssey of Homer

By: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744

...The Odyssey of Homer Translated by Alexander Pope A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Odyssey of Ho... ...tronic Classics Series Publication The Odyssey of Homer trans. Alexander Pope is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable ... ...lectronic transmission, in any way. The Odyssey of Homer trans. Alexander Pope , the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series , Jim... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Pope The Odyssey of Homer Translated by Alexander Pope INTR INTR INTR INTR ... ...a fact re lated in Herodotus, because it is inconsistent with a theory 5 Pope developed from an Assyrian inscription which no two schol ars read in... ...spot. Here also a poplar grew, which they said had sprung up ever since 7 Pope Melesigenes arrived.” But poverty still drove him on, and he went by w... ...e story re specting Homer and his journey. He paid little attention to 9 Pope what he said, and blamed Glaucus for his stupidity in taking in and fe... ... Iliad and Odyssey the result of an ingenious arrangement of fragments 11 Pope by earlier poets? Well has Landor remarked: “Some tell us there were t... .... There is some truth, though some malicious exaggeration, in the lines of Pope:— “‘The critic eye—that microscope of wit— Sees hairs and pore...

Excerpt: The Odyssey of Homer translated by Alexander Pope.

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The Rape of the Lock

By: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744

...The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope AN HEROI-COMICAL POEM Nolueram, Belinda, tuos violare capillos; sed ju... ...ennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. Alexander Pope s The Rape of the Lock is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un... ...g Electronic Classics Series, Jim Manis, Senior Faculty Editor. Alexander Pope s The Rape of the Lock is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un... ...ument or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Alexander Pope s The Rape of the Lock the Pennsylvania State University, Jim Manis,... ... am, with the truest esteem, Madam, Your most obedient, humble servant, A. Pope 4 CANTO I What dire offense from amorous causes springs, What mighty ... ...heir ancient race, Are, as when women, wondrous fond of place. *Card game; Pope arranges cards so that Belinda wins. 25 Behold, four Kings in majesty... ...ecrate to fame, And midst the stars inscribe Belinda s name. 55 Alexander Pope s The Rape of the Lock is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un...

Excerpt: Alexander Pope?s ?The Rape of the Lock?.

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The Iliad of Homer

By: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744

...THE ILIAD OF HOMER TRANSLATED BY ALEXANDER POPE, WITH NO WITH NO WITH NO WITH NO WITH NOTES BY TES BY TES BY TES BY TE... ...ECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Iliad of Homer, trans. Alexander Pope with notes by the Rev. Theodore Alois Buckley, M. A., F . S. A. is a p... ... electronic transmission, in any way. The Iliad of Homer, trans. Alexander Pope with notes by the Rev. Theodore Alois Buckley, M. A., F . S. A., the P... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Pope THE ILIAD OF HOMER TRANSLATED BY ALEXANDER POPE, WITH NO WITH NO WITH ... ..., to the deeper inspirations of our nature. The thoughts of Homer or of 5 Pope Shakespere are the universal inheritance of the human race. In this mu... ...inhabitants of Smyrna, but also of the strangers whom the trade carried 7 Pope on there, especially in the exportation of corn, attracted to that cit... ...e recep- tion, he declared that, if they would allow him a public main- 9 Pope tenance, he would render their city most gloriously re- nowned. They ... ...elled at its author. Having finished supper, they banqueted [Footnote: 11 Pope Dia logon estionto. A common metaphor. So Plato calls the parties conv... ...not having been able to unravel an enigma proposed by some fishermen’s 13 Pope children.[Footnote: The riddle is given in Section 35. Com- pare Macke...

Excerpt: The Iliad of Homer, translated by Alexander Pope with notes by the Rev. Theodore Alois Buckley, M.A., F.S.A.

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Great Gold Rush: A Tale of the Klondike, The

By: William Henry Pope Jarvis
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An Essay on Criticism

By: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744

... An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portab... ... an electronic transmission, in any way. An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope , the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Ji... ...sity is an equal opportunity university. An Essay on Criticism By Alexander Pope ’Tis hard to say, if greater Want of Skill Appear in Writing or in ... ...ride, And fain wou’d be upon the Laughing Side ; “An Essay on Criticism” – Pope 3 If Maevius Scribble in Apollo’s spight, There are, who judge sti... ...ight, One clear, unchang’d and Universal Light, “An Essay on Criticism” – Pope 4 Life, Force, and Beauty, must to all impart, At once the Source,... ... , Prescribe, apply, and call their Masters Fools. “An Essay on Criticism” – Pope 5 Some on the Leaves of ancient Authors prey, Nor Time nor Moths e’... ...full Th’ Intent propos’d, that Licence is a Rule. “An Essay on Criticism” – Pope 6 Thus Pegasus, a nearer way to take, May boldly deviate from the ... ...join’d, And fill the Gen’ral Chorus of Mankind! “An Essay on Criticism” – Pope 7 Hail Bards Triumphant ! born in happier Days ; Immortal Heirs o... ...nd the first Clouds and Mountains seem the last: “An Essay on Criticism” – Pope 8 But those attain’d , we tremble to survey The growing Labours of...

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First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians, The

By: Pope Clement I ; Roberts-Donaldson Version
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope Volume I.

By: George Gilfillan

...THE POETICAL WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE VOL. I. With Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes by T... ...te Electronic Classics Series Publication The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: Volume One, with Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes... ...as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: Volume One, with Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes... ...University is an equal opportunity university. Contents LIFE OF ALEXANDER POPE ......................................................................... ...................................... 277 6 The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope – V olume One THE POETICAL WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE VOL. I. With Memoir... ...LEXANDER POP LIFE OF ALEXANDER POP LIFE OF ALEXANDER POP LIFE OF ALEXANDER POPE E E E E Alexander Pope was born in Lombard Street, London, on the 21st... ...s, in his excellent Life of the Poet, mentions that there was an Alexander Pope, a clergyman, in the re- mote parish of Reay, in Caithness, who rode a... ...sey,” in five volumes quarto, which is still preserved by his descendants. Pope’s father had made about £10,000 by trade; but being a Roman Catholic, ... ...terest in their son, who was very deli- 7 The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope – V olume One cate in health, and their only child. Pope’s study is st...

Excerpt: The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: Volume One, with Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes by the Rev. George Gilfillan.

...Contents LIFE OF ALEXANDER POPE.................................................................................................................................. 6 PREFACE2...................................................................................

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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

By: Gilfillan

...THE POETICAL WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE Volume T wo With Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes,... ...te Electronic Classics Series Publication The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume Two is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. Thi... ...as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume T wo, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics S... ...ity is an equal opportunity university. Contents THE GENIUS AND POETRY OF POPE.......................................................................... ....................................................... 131 VERSES LEFT BY MR POPE.......................................................................... ...s...................................306 7 The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: V ol. 2 THE POETICAL WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE With Memoir, Critical Di... ...IUS AND POETR THE GENIUS AND POETRY OF POP Y OF POP Y OF POP Y OF POP Y OF POPE E E E E Few poets during their lifetime have been at once so much admi... ...ing their lifetime have been at once so much admired and so much abused as Pope. Some writers, des- tined to oblivion in after-ages, have been loaded ... ...he grave neglected, if not decried and depreciated. But it was the fate of Pope to combine in his single experience the extremes of detraction and fla...

Excerpt: The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume Two.

...Contents THE GENIUS AND POETRY OF POPE........................................................................................ 7 MORAL ESSAYS ........................................................................................................................

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Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, A

By: Philip Melanchthon

...The Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope (1537) (Latin, Tractatus de Potestate et Primatu Papae), The Tractate for short, is the seventh Lutheran credal document of the Book of Concord. Philip Melanchthon, its author, completed it on February 17, 1537 during th...

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On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church

By: Martin Luther

...tivity as completely blasphemous because it questioned the authority of the pope. John Glapion, the father confessor of Charles V, declared that it ... ...also turned theologian and wrote a book of 78 quarto pages dedicated to the pope, denouncing Luther and defending the Catholic positions on the sacra... ...nding the Catholic positions on the sacraments. Henry’s book so pleased the pope that he issued a special bull declaring that it was written with th... ... fellow-conspirators undertook to instruct me concerning the primacy of the pope. Here too, not to prove ungrateful to such learned men, I acknowledg... ...on custom and did not concern myself at all with the question of whether the pope was right or wrong. But now that I have been challenged and attacke... ...mplete? Why do they flaunt the authority of the church and the power of the pope in my face? These do not annul the words of God and the testimony o... ...laity, and that this is not within the power of any angel, much less of any pope or council. Nor does the Council of ... ...lusion because I saw that the opinions of the Thomists, whether approved by pope or by council, remain only opinions, and would not become articles o... ...steries (e.g., of the Holy Trinity, of the Holy Spirit, or of angels). 108 Pope Gregory I (590–604). godless doings, and because of it they have i...

...hin the Catholic Church and what they should or do represent. The book is seemingly set in an "angry tone" as this was the first time he accused the pope of being the Antichrist. Luther's book was further published in German by his opponent Franciscan Thomas Murner, in hopes that he would make people aware of the foolishness of supporting Luther....

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The Vatican Conspiracy

By: Jonathan Cross

... 3 J.Cross/Artemis CHAPTER 1 THE VATICAN Pope Francis lithely entered into the small chapel next to his private ... ...e candles that cast a soothing splay of shadows across the ancient altar. The Pope knelt his thin, angular body before it; his white cassock cascade... ... of gray clouds, and rays of sun spotlighted the hills of Rome. Alfredo, the Pope’s personal secretary, knocked once and then entered the Pope’s pr... ...trine again.” Ignoring Alfredo’s concerned warning, “Sit down, Alfredo,” the Pope said, removing his glasses and motioning him toward a chair next ... ...motioning him toward a chair next to his desk, “I want to talk to you.” The Pope’s usually robust and eager mood, to which Alfredo had become accu... ... he asked with genuine concern, as he sat down. “We are fine, Alfredo.” The Pope paused and looked out the window, which was 5 J.Cross/Artemis ... ...as always used instead of I when referring to the Papacy. After serving three Popes, the use of the word I threw Alfredo momentarily, but then he qu... ...tarily, but then he quickly reminded himself that this was the first American Pope in history, and more importantly the first one of Jewish decent, ... ...the First, to do it. But Alfredo was puzzled. During the last eight years the Pope had never broken with any Vatican tradition. Why today? “Is it...

...The Pope receives a vision that includes the names of four men: a U.S. Senator, a covert military intelligence agent, a priest from a small parish, and the head of the Italian mafia. These men form an alliance to eliminate the dr...

...Pope Francis lithely entered into the small chapel next to his private quarters. The dark chapel was dimly lit by a row of flickering votive candles that cast a soothing splay of shadows across the ancient altar. The Pope kne...

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Links and Factoids

By: Sam Vaknin

...hus, by 1582, the Spring Equinox was arriving on March 11. Half-hearted measures by Popes Paul III and Pius V failed to restore the essential corres... ...d to restore the essential correspondence between the calendar and the seasons. Pope Gregory XIII decided - in his tenth year in office - to dro... ...alendar, the day following January 31, 1918 becoming February 14, 1918. It was Pope Pius X who, in 1910, changed the beginning of the ecclesias... ...ns were injured and 14 killed. People thought the city was being bombed: Doris Pope, Boynton Beach, Fla. told The Palm Beach Post in 1999: ... ...- ez.html Sistine Chapel Ross King published a book titled "Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling" debunking many of the myths attending to this ma...

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The Mystery of Jamieson Stone

By: Jonathan Cross

... good friends?” “It goes back ten years,” he said. “Do you remember the assassination of Pope Francis, and what was called ‘the miracle in the sky’... ...he tried to commit suicide and almost succeeded. It was then that Senator Artemis and the Pope gave him a mission to live.” “It is still a mystery ... ...ishop. I understand that you’re being considered for Cardinal.” “Then you must have the Pope’s ear. If offered, I would most graciously decline.” ... ...ask, but against my better judgment.” “So, noted,” Brand said. “You had Gallucci and the Pope to hide behind, now you have only yourself. Perhaps, ... ...l who fought the hardest on behalf of your Godfather’s position. And he didn’t stop until Pope Francis went to Colombia. His assassination, and the ... ... can find out,” Salvi said. “If my guess is right, I suspect that Zlatamir would like the Pope to agree, or at least, acquiesce.” “And if you disag... ...ld not like to live in a world without free will.” - J.Cross/Stone 154 “What can the Pope do?” “I don’t know, I haven’t asked him.” “Well do... ...ed him.” “Well don’t you think it’s about time?” Brand asked exasperated. “I’m sure the Pope and Heaven are not casual observers. Heaven proved tha... ...edes is beyond our understanding.” “Well, it sure doesn’t hurt to ask!” “I’ll call the Pope. Satisfied?” Brand just shrugged. “As long as I live...

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