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Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope suffered health problems and never grew beyond 4 feet 6 inches in height.
  English poet and satirist (1688-1744)
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It is Pope who first wrote such lines as:

 To err is human, to forgive divine

 A little learning is a dangerous thing

 Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined

He is the third most quoted person in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (5th ed. 1999). (Shakespeare and Tennyson are first and second.)
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Poem: Essay on Man
  • Alexander Pope suffered health problems and never grew beyond 4 feet 6 inches in height.
  • Alexander Pope.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • The London Writings of Alexander Pope by G. Wilson Knight.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Tom gave him the final advice that he should stop writing for two years and read the complete works of Alexander Pope four times, but on Amory’s suggestion that Pope for Tanaduke was like foot-ease for stomach trouble, they withdrew in laughter, and called it a coin’s toss whether this genius was too big or too petty for them.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise

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  • He did not "lament or repine at any act of Providence," he told Joseph Reed, for "in great measure" he had become a convert to the view of the poet Alexander Pope that "whatever is, is right."
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Both—Alexander Pope’s garden beside the Thames at Twickenham and Woburn Farm—were prime examples of the "modern," or "new-style" English landscape gardening that was so radically different from the highly symmetrical gardens made fashionable by the French, and particularly by the work of Andre LaNotre at Versailles in the time of Louis XIV.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • ] [Footnote 88: Alexander Pope (1688-1744).
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Sir Isaac Newton’s burial, attended by kings and nobles, was presided over by Alexander Pope, friend and colleague, who gave a stirring eulogy before sprinkling dirt on the tomb.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • … honorable knight, Sir Isaac Newton… … in London in 1727 and… … his tomb in Westminster Abbey… … Alexander Pope, friend and colleague… "I guess ’modern’ is a relative term," Sophie called to Gettum.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Dozens of texts appeared, many of them referencing the eighteenth-century British writer Alexander Pope, whose counterreligious, mock-epic poetry apparently contained plenty of references to knights and London.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Alexander Pope [7] , John Keats [4] , Dylan Thomas [7] , Percy Bysshe Shelley [7] , William Blake [7] , Lord Byron [8] , Matthew Arnold [8] , Robert Browning [8] , Tennyson [8] , Elizabeth Barrett Browning [9] , William Wordsworth [9]
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