Alexander Pope

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As well as being a translator, critic, and letter-writer, AP 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.

Milestones

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.
Eagle, Dorothy, Hilary Carnell, and Meic Stephens. The Oxford Literary Guide to Great Britain and Ireland. Oxford University Press, 1993.
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4 March 1714
AP published The Rape of the Lock, a mock-heroic poem in five cantos.
Foxon, David F. English Verse 1701-1750. Cambridge University Press, 1975.
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.
Mack, Maynard. Alexander Pope: A Life. Yale University Press, 1985.
457
Pope, Alexander. The Poems of Alexander Pope. Butt, JohnEditor , Methuen; Yale University Press, 1969.
5: xvii
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.
Pope, Alexander. The Poems of Alexander Pope. Butt, JohnEditor , Methuen; Yale University Press, 1969.
4: 105

Biography

Birth and Family

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.
Eagle, Dorothy, Hilary Carnell, and Meic Stephens. The Oxford Literary Guide to Great Britain and Ireland. Oxford University Press, 1993.
448