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POPE. The chief of the catholic religion is so called. He is a temporal prince. He is elected by certain officers called cardinals, and remains in power during life. In the 9th Collation of the Authentics it is declared the bishop of Rome hath the first place of sitting in all assemblies, and the bishop of Constantinople the second. Ridley's View, part 1, chap. 3, sect. 10.
     2. The pope has no political authority in the United States.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Essay on Man, An Philosophical essay written in heroic couplets of iambic pentameter by Pope, Alexander. Published in 1733-34, it was conceived as part of a larger work that Pope never completed.
Scriblerus Club Eighteenth-century British literary club whose founding members were the brilliant Tory wits Pope, Alexander, Swift, Jonathan, Gay, John, Parnell, Thomas, and Arbuthnot, John.