English poet and satirist Alexander Pope.

Alexander Pope

(1688 - 1744)

When the young poet Alexander Pope submitted his satire of Chaucer’s “House of Fame” to Richard Steele, The Spectator editor wrote back that he saw “in it a thousand thousand beauties.” Later in life, critics attacked Pope for his edited version of Shakespeare’s works, inspiring him to cast one vehement detractor as the Goddess of Dullness’ favorite son in his landmark satire, The Dunciad.

All Writing

What mighty contests rise from trivial things.

—Alexander Pope, 1712

Curse on all laws but those which love has made.

—Alexander Pope, 1717

Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.

—Alexander Pope, 1733

Voices In Time

1714 | London

Not to Dwell

’Tis a house, but not a dwelling.More

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

—Alexander Pope, 1738

What reason weaves, by passion is undone.

—Alexander Pope, 1972

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