A more recent example of the aesthetic approach is that of Donald Greene, who argues that Pope has suffered more than most 'from the biographical fallacy', and that An Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot should be read as a 'dramatic duologue' with a 'fictive speaker' ('An Anatomy of Pope Bashing', in The Enduring Legacy: Alexander Pope
Tercentenary Essays, ed.
4 Maynard Mack, Alexander Pope
: A Life (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985), 925 n.
And through them did he know Alexander Pope
? No written information survives to answer these questions, which are intriguing to students of early Virginia history.
circumcis'd." A scurrilously, gratuitously anti-Semitic piece, it appears in Norman Ault's first volume of The Prose Works of Alexander Pope
, and, to the best of my knowledge, has evoked only silence from Pope scholars.(25)
When the eighteenth-century poet Alexander Pope
wrote, "let such teach others who themselves excel," he could have had Georgina Parkinson in mind.
6).(1) Based on this rhetorical context and on characteristics of the text, the Essay has often been treated as an attempt to reconcile or transcend opposing critical doctrines--Aristotelian decorum and Longinian sublimity, for example (Fairer 33), or extreme eighteenth-century notions of "authority" and "taste" (Morris, Alexander Pope
He had his study painted brown so that people visiting him could find him "in a brown study." He imitated and corresponded with Alexander Pope
, and wrote in the style of Isaac Watts; to some extent he substituted aesthetic for purely moralistic standards in poetry.
"All nature is but art.....unknown to thee." So wrote Alexander Pope
in an effort to explain the role of art in our lives.
(1728; revised 1729, 1742, 1743) The " dunce - epic, " a satire in heroic couplets by Alexander Pope
. The first version, in three books, was written under the influence of Swift; it attacked all critics of Pope 's works, as poetasters, publishers, and pedants.
The diminutive Alexander Pope
(1688-1744) gained august stature as an English poet and satirist in the Augustan Age.
The Augustan poet Alexander Pope
's insults were legendary while Byron's critique of Keats cannot be printed in a family newspaper.
The remaining papers examine subjects, rather than methods of study, describing topics that include the Catholic loyalties of Alexander Pope
, Jonathan Edwards' metaphors of sin in Indian country, and Diderot's La Religieuse as an evangelical novel.