English poet (1688–1744)
Alexander Pope was an English poet, translator, and satirist of the Enlightenment era who is considered one of the most prominent English poets of the early 18th century. An exponent of Augustan literature, Pope is best known for his satirical and discursive poetry including The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and An Essay on Criticism, and for his translation of Homer.
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A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature's God.
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan The proper study of mankind is man.
Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To be Blest.
Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.