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25th May 1934. Eight Rocks from the Sun.

‘Observe how system into system runs, What other planets circle other suns’?Alexander Pope: Essay on Man.

The composer Gustav Holst died Today in 1934, is best remembered for his Planets Suite, regarding the astrological characteristics of Mars, the Bringer of War; Venus the Bringer of Peace etc.- names of which we owe to the Roman gods.(1) 442 more words

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Don't Mess with an 18th-Century Poet...

Twitter spats between public figures are a common occurrence these days, even making it into the national news (ahem, Katie Hopkins), but public quarrels between prominent figures are nothing new, as this post will show.

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Sunday Sustenance (Poetry For The Soul), #12, 2015

‘For ever cursed be this detested day,

Which snatched my best, my favourite curl away!

Happy! ah, ten times happy had I been,

If Hampton Court these eyes had never seen!

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Kiss the Pope Goodbye

To a Lady on the Characters of Women by Alexander Pope is a fine screed, and I am the wiser for reading it – however in light of our post-postmodern attention span, I found it a bit LONG and WORDY. 107 more words
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Aesthetic Form and Morality in Pope's The Rape of the Lock (by Veronica)

To Alexander Pope, crass, sensationalist art was a twofold offense. In promoting a tacky aesthetics, Pope argued that vulgar art also worked on a moral plane. 1,323 more words

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“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”

— Alexander Pope

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Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. 

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As a child, Alexander Pope (born May 21, 1688) suffered from illnesses that stunted his growth and gave him persistent headaches.

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