by Alexander Pope
Happy the man, whose wish and care
A few paternal acres bound,
Content to breathe his native air
In his own ground. 112 more words
I am here only opening the fountains, and clearing the passage.
Alexander Pope, Introduction to “An Essay on Man”
I posted earlier about my discovery this morning while reading Alexander Pope’s Introduction to “An Essay on Man.” Though I find his essay very comprehensive in scope, he regarded it as only a beginning, a first movement, a poetic push at a subject to which he intended to return in greater detail later. 318 more words