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Poem of the Week: "The Dying Christian to His Soul"

If last week’s poem wasn’t enough to convince you that Alexander Pope was a genius, this should do it. ;-)

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Poetry

Tweet as Alexander Pope Day (#tweetaspopeday

Once a year, just once a year I like to relax and stop pretending that I can actually express myself with any degree of verve and finesse using only 140 characters and instead give the whole day over to Alexander Pope. 469 more words

Confederacy of Dunces

Alexander Pope is rarely treated as a coherent political theorist, but I’m increasingly prone to regard The Dunciad as a political tract for our times.  I have belatedly come to realise that the world is increasingly run by people with a very high boredom threshold.   655 more words

Hope springs eternal

Alexander Pope wrote: “Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blessed.” But where does man turn when hope dries up? 126 more words

Faith

Poem of the Week: Ode on Solitude

Only a few weeks into my weekly series and I forgot to post the next installment! Forgive me, blogosphere, and please enjoy this poem, written by a twelve-year-old Alexander Pope. 118 more words

Poetry

Old Poem Saturday - Dog Epigram by Pope

Traditionally, an English epigram is a two line poem (not including the title) that has a little barb or twist at the end. This epigram by Alexander Pope – with a title as long as the poem – perfectly illustrates that tradition. 37 more words

Poetry

Book Tracing

Searching through shelves of old books is a thrilling experience. I was unsure of what to expect at first with this project. I questioned whether or not everyone was going to be able to find marginalia or some sort of vintage markings in the books. 1,088 more words

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