The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text with Selected Annotations

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Yale University Press, 1. jaan 1963 - 850 pages
A splendid presentation of Pope’s poems, excluding only his translations of Homer, this is the only one-volume edition that can lay claim to completeness and accuracy of text. It presents the corpus of Pope’s poetry as printed in the highly praised Twickenham Edition, except for the 1712 version of The Rape of the Lock and other early versions of phrases preserved in the critical apparatus of the six-volume work. Pope’s own notes to his poems are included, as well as a generous selection of the copious annotation in the Twickenham text. This reduced version of the unsurpassed standard edition of Pope will be of great value to all students and teachers of English literature. John Butt, Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at Edinburgh University, is general editor of the Twickenham Edition.
"The publishers are surely right in claiming that 'this should for long remain the standard one-volume edition of Pope's poems.' The Twichenham edition . . . has been a splendid achievement, and Professor Butt's distillation of the long labours of his fellow-editors is most commendable."—Times Literary Supplement.

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Contents

IMITATIONS OF ENGLISH POETS
3
The Happy Life of a Country Parson
15
Translations and Paraphrases done in Youth continued
17
from Chaucer
76
Adriani morientis ad Animam
116
ODE FOR MUSICK ON ST CECILIAS DAY
139
EPISTLE TO MISS BLOUNT With the Works
169
MESSIAH
189
To Mrs M B on her Birthday page
315
17181729
461
Duke upon Duke
467
Lines on Swifts Ancestors
475
Epigram in a Maid of Honours PrayerBook
481
Digby and of his sister Mary
498
MORAL ESSAYS
549
To a Lady Of the Characters of Women
559

WINDSORFOREST
195
THREE THEATRICAL PIECES
211
TO MR ADDISON Occasioned by his Dialogues
215
EPISTLE TO MISS BLOUNT on her leaving
243
EPISTLE TO MR JERVAS
249
ELEGY TO THE MEMORY OF AN UNFORTUNATE
262
17001717 continued
265
Similitudes a Of the Byass of a Bowl
273
The Balance of Europe
279
Impromptu To Lady Winchelsea 238
288
Verses sent to Mrs T B with his Works
309
AN EPISTLE TO DR ARBUTHNOT
597
IMITATIONS OF HORACE
613
The Second Satire of the Second Book of Horace
619
On receiving from the Right Hon the Lady Frances
704
17301744
807
Epitaph For Dr Francis Atterbury page
816
WestminsterAbbey
827
the Last Word with Mr Pope
835
INDEX OF FIRST LINES
844
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Satirical poet Alexander Pope was born in London on May 21, 1688. He was educated by private tutors. Many consider Pope to be the greatest poet of his time, and he also wrote commentaries and translations, he is best known for such poems as The Rape of the Lock and The Duncaid. Pope was the first English poet to make a substantial amount of money from his writing. Pope died on May 30, 1744.

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