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ALEXANDER POPE
English poet and critic
(1688 - 1744)
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When at the close of each sad, sorrowing day,
  Fancy restores what vengeance snatch'd away.
      - Eloisa to Abelard (l. 225) [Fancy]

How glowing guilt exalts the keen delight!
      - Eloisa to Abelard (l. 230) [Guilt]

Where round some mould'ring tow'r pale ivy creeps,
  And low-brow'd rocks hang nodding o'er the deeps.
      - Eloisa to Abelard (l. 243) [Ivy]

One thought of thee puts all the pomp to flight;
  Priests, tapers, temples, swim before my sight.
      - Eloisa to Abelard (l. 273) [Love]

Soon as thy letters trembling I unclose,
  That well-known name awakens all my woes.
      - Eloisa to Abelard (l. 29) [Post]

And more than echoes talk along the walls.
      - Eloisa to Abelard (l. 306) [Echo]

O name forever sad! forever dear!
  Still breath'd in sighs, still usher'd with a tear.
      - Eloisa to Abelard (l. 31) [Names]

See my lips tremble and my eyeballs roll,
  Suck my last breath, and catch my flying soul!
      - Eloisa to Abelard (l. 323) [Death]

Line after line my gushing eye o'erflow,
  Led thro' a said variety of woe:
    Now warm in love, now with'ring in my bloom,
      Lost in a convent's solitary gloom!
      - Eloisa to Abelard (l. 35) [Post]

O Death, all eloquent! you only prove
  What dust we dote on, when 'tis man we love.
      - Eloisa to Abelard (l. 355) [Death]

Heav'n first taught letters for some wretch's aid,
  Some banish'd lover, or some captive maid.
      - Eloisa to Abelard (l. 51) [Post]

And truths divine came mended from that tongue.
      - Eloisa to Abelard (l. 66) [Preaching]

Curse on all laws but those which love has made.
      - Eloisa to Abelard (l. 74) [Law]

He best can paint them who shall feel them most.
      - Eloisa to Abelard (last line) [Painting]

How shall I lose the sin yet keep the sense,
  And love th' offender, yet detest the offence?
      - Eloise to Abelard (l. 191) [Sin]

Condemned whole years in absence to deplore,
  And image charms he must behold no more.
      - Eloise to Abelard (l. 361) [Absence]

Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul,
  And waft a sigh from Indus to the Pole.
      - Eloise to Abelard (l. 57) [Communication]

You beat your pate, and fancy wit will come;
  Knock as you please, there's nobody at home.
      - Epigram [Wit]

I am his Highness' dog at Kew;
  Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?
      - Epigrams--On the Collar of a Dog [Dogs]

The stoic husband was the glorious thing.
  The man had courage, was a sage, 'tis true,
    And lov'd his country.
      - Epilogue to Rowe's Jane Shore [Husbands]

Well, if our author in the wife offends
  He has a husband that will make amends;
    He draws him gentle, tender, and forgiving,
      And sure such kind good creatures may be living.
      - Epilogue to Rowe's Jane Shore [Husbands]

Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame,
  Do good by stealth, and blush to find it Fame.
      - Epilogue to Satire (dialogue I, l. 135)
        [Fame]

All, look up with reverential awe,
  At crimes that 'scape, or triumph o'er the law.
      - Epilogue to Satire (dialogue I, l. 167)
        [Law]

Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore;
  So much the better, you may laugh the more.
      - Epilogue to Satire (dialogue I, l. 55)
        [Laughter]

Alas! the small discredit of a bribe
  Scarce hurts the lawyer, but undoes the scribe.
      - Epilogue to Satire (dialogue II, l. 46)
        [Bribery]


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