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As well as being a translator, critic, and letter-writer, Alexander Pope was the major poetic voice of the earlier eighteenth century, an influence on almost everyone who wrote poetry during his lifetime or for some years afterwards.
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21 May 1688 AP, poet, satirist, and translator, was born in Plough Court, off Lombard Street, in the City of London, where his father was a merchant; both his parents were elderly. Bibliographic Citation link.
4 March 1714 AP published The Rape of the Lock, a mock-heroic poem in five cantos. Bibliographic Citation link.
18 May 1728 AP issued, anonymously and with a colophon falsely claiming that the book was reprinted from a Dublin edition, the original version of his mock-epic poem The Dunciad. Bibliographic Citation link.
30 May 1744 AP, poet, satirist, and translator, died at his house at Twickenham near London; what he called "this long Disease, my Life," was ended by one or other of the complications caused by Pott's disease. Bibliographic Citation link.
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