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Alexander Pope
1688-1744 (Age at death: 56 approx.)

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 - 30 May 1744) is a famous eighteenth century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson. Pope is famous for his use of the heroic couplet.

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I am his Lordship's dog at Kew; pray tell me sir, whose dog are you?
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Alexander Pope

I am his master's dog at Kew, pray tell me, Sir, whose dog are you?
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Alexander Pope

Know then thyself and think not god to scan.
The proper study of mankind is man.
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Men must be taught as if you taught them not - And things unknown proposed as things forgot
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Alexander Pope

To wake the soul by tender strokes of art,
To raise the genius, and to mend the heart.

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