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ALEXANDER POPE
English poet and critic
(1688 - 1744)
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Pleasures are ever in our hands or eyes;
  And when in act they cease, in prospect rise.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 123) [Pleasure]

Chaos of thought and passion all confused.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 13) [Man : Proverbs]

Chaos of thought and passion, all confused;
  Still by himself abused and disabused;
    Created half to rise, and half to fall;
      Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all;
        Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled;
          The glory, jest and riddle of the world!
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 13) [Man]

As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath,
  Receives the lurking principle of death,
    The younger disease, that must subdue at length,
      Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 133) [Disease]

Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 136) [Growth]

'Tis thus the mercury of man is fix'd,
  Strong grows the virtue with his nature mix'd.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 178) [Growth]

Envy, to which th' ignoble mind's a slave,
  Is emulation in the learn'd or brave.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 191)
        [Emulation : Envy]

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
  As to be hated need but to be seen;
    Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
      We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 217) [Vice]

Virtuous and vicious every man must be,
  Few in the extreme, but all in the degree.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 231) [Man]

Heav'n forming each on other to depend,
  A master, or a servant, or a friend,
    Bids each on other for assistance call,
      Till one man's weakness grows the strength of all.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 249) [Society]

Heaven forming each on other to depend,
  A master, or a servant, or a friend,
    Bids each on other for assistance call,
      Till one man's weakness grows the strength of all.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 249) [Weakness]

Whate'er the passion, knowledge, fame, or pelf,
  Not one will change his neighbor with himself.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 261)
        [Contentment]

The fool is happy that he knows no more.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 264) [Folly]

The starving chemist in his golden views
  Supremely blest.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 269) [Alchemy]

Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 273) [Hope]

Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law,
  Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw;
    Some livelier plaything gives his youth delight,
      A little louder, but as empty quite;
        Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage,
          And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age;
            with this bauble still, as that before;
              Till tired he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er._
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 275) [Childhood]

Till tired, he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 282) [Death]

And not a vanity is given in vain.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 290) [Vanity]

Placed on this isthmus of a middle state.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 3) [Life]

Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot,
  To draw nutrition, propagate and rot.
      - Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 63) [Life]

See dying vegetables life sustain,
  See life dissolving vegetate again;
    All forms that perish other forms supply;
      (By turns we catch the vital breath and die.)
      - Essay on Man (ep. III, l. 15) [Change]

But just disease to luxury succeeds,
  And ev'ry death its own avenger breeds.
      - Essay on Man (ep. III, l. 165) [Disease]

Learn from the birds what food the thickets yield;
  Learn from the beasts the physic of the field;
    The arts of building from the bee receive;
      Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave.
      - Essay on Man (ep. III, l. 173) [Learning]

Learn from the beasts the physic of the field.
      - Essay on Man (ep. III, l. 174) [Medicine]

Learn of the little nautilus to sail,
  Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.
      - Essay on Man (ep. III, l. 177) [Boating]


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