Pope, his friendships and his poetry
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Pope, his friendships and his poetry by Charles William Brodribb

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Published by R. West in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744.,
  • Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 -- Friends and associates.,
  • Poets, English -- 18th century -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Statementby C. W. Brodribb.
SeriesLiterature series (London) ;, no. 9.
LC ClassificationsPR3633 .B7 1977
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. ;
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4558046M
ISBN 100849201934
LC Control Number77028464

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Pope ranks third behind Shakespeare and the King James Version of the Bible when it comes to familiar lines in our language. This addition of Pope, while not having all of his poems (it lacks the Essay on Man), does have several masterpieces, notably Essay on Criticism and the Rape of the Lock. Rape of the LockCited by: 6. Alexander Pope. The acknowledged master of the heroic couplet and one of the primary tastemakers of the Augustan age, Alexander Pope was a central figure in the Neoclassical movement of the early 18th century. He was known for having perfected the rhymed couplet form of his idol, John Dryden, and turned it to satiric and philosophical purposes. This book describes the surprising, lifelong relationship between Pope John Paul II and his Jewish friend, Jerzy Kluger. Their friendship played a role in shaping Karol Wojtyla's early views toward the Jewish people, and his later efforts, as pope, to overcome the legacy of anti-Semitism/5. The lyrical poetry of Pope John Paul II, available in paperback for the first time, to coincide with the papal visit to the U.S. this fall. In , Random House released the Pope's Collected Poems; now Random House issues this volume in trade paperback, retitled The Place Within/5(12).

Alexander Pope ( - ), was called "The Wicked Wasp of Twickenham" for his stinging literary satires of his fellow writers. He modelled himself after the great Classical poets, such as Homer and Virgil, and wrote in a highly polished verse, often in a . Pope likely became the first poet in English who could comfortably live off his earnings from his books. By Pope was still famous, but his friends (or posse), nicknamed the Scriblerians, were mostly dead, or ill, or stuck in Ireland (Jonathan Swift). Their vision of a peaceable, stable England, with honest government and support for the arts, seemed a relic. In his book, "A Gift and Mystery," published 50 years later when he was Pope John Paul II, he said that he still feels a debt to friends who suffered "on the great altar of history" during World War II, while he studied in Sapieha's clandestine seminary. The greatness of .   Alexander Pope is famous for his contribution to poetry and literature at the beginning of the 18th century. Perhaps less well known was his passion for gardens, and his impact on the historical garden design. Pope was at the forefront of new ideas at the time, setting the scene for some of the biggest changes in garden design in his time.

As pope, John Paul II remembered that, "Day after day I was able to observe the austere way in which he lived. By profession he was a soldier and, after my mother's death, his . Biography of Alexander Pope. Pope was an 18th-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson. Pope's use of the heroic couplet is famous. Pope was plainly one of his own favorite subjects, and nowhere so obtrusively as in his letters. His disposition toward self-revelation can be observed in the Horatian poems of the s, but we can study that disposition and the motives that prompted it more clearly in his correspondence dating from and even earlier, when he began to develop the habit of “pouring himself out . Pope's friendship with the former statesman Henry St. John Bolingbroke, who had settled a few miles from Twickenham, stimulated his interest in philosophy and led to the composition of An Essay on Man. Some ideas expressed in it were probably suggested by Bolingbroke.