Alexander Pope (16881744). Complete Poetical Works. 1903.
Ode on Solitude
This was a very early production of our Author, written at about twelve years old, says Pope in one of his unsigned and unreliable notes. If the statement is true, it was probably written during the year 1700. It is apparently the earliest poem of Popes which remains to us, though according to Roscoe, Dodsley, who was honoured with his intimacy, had seen several pieces of an earlier date.