Tag Archives: Alexander Pope

Literature: Justin Richardson

For years a secret shame destroyed my peace— I’d not read Eliot, Auden or MacNeice. But then I had a thought that brought me hope— Neither had Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope. Justin Richardson 1900-1975 Take Heart, Illiterates Provenance is problematic … Continue reading

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His Highness’ Dog: Alexander Pope

I am His Highness’ dog at Kew Pray tell me sir, whose dog are you? Alexander Pope 1688-1744 The illustration is Pug Dog in an Armchair (1857) – slightly anachronistic but irresistible – by Alfred de Dreux

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A Little Learning: Pope

A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not, the Pierian spring: There shallow drafts intoxicate the brain And drinking largely sobers us again. Alexander Pope 1688-1744 An Essay on Criticism (1711) The illustration is by  Parrot … Continue reading

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