(4) Dr Arbuthnot & Mr Pope, "Memoirs of the Extraordinary Life, Works, and Discoveries of Martinus Scriblerus" in The Works of Alexander Pope
, Esq, vol 3, Part 2 (London: Dodsley, 1742) at 122.
This brings us back to JPMorgan Chase and Alexander Pope
. In addition to reminding us of our foibles, Pope also wrote, "The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person." This is good advice as we design defenses that take account of human gullibility, which affects even the world's most senior military officials.
The campaigns that led to the erection of these monuments involved some of the most influential figures within contemporary letters and polite culture, not least Alexander Pope
. As a Catholic, however, Pope could not be included among their number, making this the one visual representation of the national literary canon in which his name and image were missing.
But Alexander Pope
is much closer to Rees-Moggs's heart than Malthus.
Given that Alexander Pope
, by Danehill Dancer, is another example of the Danehill-Galileo cross, a sizeable number of Galileo mares are likely to be visiting Danehill-line stallions next season.
As Alexander Pope
wrote: "Know then thyself, presume not God to scan The proper study of mankind is man."
Such proposals naturally bring to mind what Alexander Pope
wrote almost 300 years ago, "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread!"
If paying attention is a form of prayer, then yes, Mom, I've been praying that the transcendent powers of the river will show me how to appreciate what Alexander Pope
calls the "magnificent regularity" of the universe and my place in it.
warned, "A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring." In other words, the less you know, the greater the danger you are to yourself and others (especially if you're practicing medicine or offering investment advice).
's "Epistle to Burlington" stands as one of the key poems in what might be deemed an environmental tradition in early eighteenth-century literature.
Throughout she analyzes and interprets both well-known authors like Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, and Alexander Pope
, and more obscure writers including Aphra Behn, Delariviere Manley, and Bonnell Thornton.
Thus, when we hear racy songs, see suggestive billboards and TV ads, or watch television shows with morally subversive themes and bawdy content, we are unavoidably being conditioned to tolerate and, eventually, embrace vice, that "monster of so fearful mien, as to be feared needs but to be seen" that Alexander Pope