About Alexander Pope

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Poems Of Alexander Pope


1688 Born in London. His father, a linen merchant, saved a moderate competency, and received some accessions of fortune by his marriage with Edith Turner, his second wife, and the poet`s mother.

1709 His pastorals and some translations appeared in Tonson`s Miscellany

1711 Essay on Criticism

1713 Windsor Forest

1713 he was forced to remove himself from London following further anti-Catholic measures after the Jacobite rebellion

1714 Rape of the Lock (when completed, the most graceful, airy, and imaginative of his works)

1717 his father died at Chiswick

1720 He turned to translation with the Iliad

1728 The Dunciad

1735 Epistle to Doctor Arbuthnot

1744 he died on the 30th of May, 1744, and was buried in the church at Twickenham.




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