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Hope springs eternal in the human breast: / Man never is, but always to be, blest. / The soul, uneasy and confin’d from home, / Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
An Essay on Man, ll. 95–8.
Complete Poetical Works
Alexander Pope
The Cambridge edition of the great English Englightenment poet contains his verse as well as famous translations from Homer and others.
Bibliographic Record    Editor’s Note    Biographical Sketch

Early Poems
  Ode on Solitude
  A Paraphrase (On Thomas à Kempis)
  To the Author of a Poem Entitled Successio
  The First Book of Statius’s Thebais
    Imitations of English Poets
  Spenser: The Alley
  Waller: On a Lady Singing to Her Lute
  Waller: On a Fan of the Author’s Design
  Cowley: The Garden
  Cowley: Weeping
  Earl of Rochester: On Silence
  Earl of Dorset: Artemisia
  Earl of Dorset: Phryne
  Dr. Swift: The Happy Life of a Country Parson
  Discourse on Pastoral Poetry
I. Spring; or, Damon
II. Summer; or, Alexis
III. Autumn; or, Hylas and Ægon
IV. Winter; or, Daphne
Windsor Forest
Paraphrases from Chaucer
  January and May; or, The Merchant’s Tale
  The Wife of Bath
  The Temple of Fame
Translations from Ovid
  Sappho to Phaon
  The Fable of Dryope
  Vertumnus and Pomona
An Essay on Criticism
  Part I
  Part II
  Part III
Poems: 1708–12
  Ode for Music on St. Cecilia’s Day
  The Balance of Europe
  The Translator
  On Mrs. Tofts, a Famous Opera-Singer
  Epistle to Mrs. Blount, with the Works of Voiture
  The Dying Christian to His Soul
  Epistle to Mr. Jervas
  Impromptu to Lady Winchilsea
  Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady
The Rape of the Lock
  Canto I
  Canto II
  Canto III
  Canto IV
  Canto V
Poems: 1713–17
  Prologue to Mr. Addison’s Cato
  Epilogue to Mr. Rowe’s Jane Shore
  To a Lady, with the Temple of Fame
  Upon the Duke of Marlborough’s House at Woodstock
  Lines to Lord Bathurst
  Epistle to Mrs. Teresa Blount
  Lines Occasioned by Some Verses of His Grace the Duke of Buckingham
  A Farewell to London
  Imitation of Martial
  Imitation of Tibullus
  The Basset-Table
  Epigram on the Toasts of the Kit-Cat Club
  The Challenge
  The Looking-Glass
  Prologue Designed for Mr. D’Urfey’s Last Play
  Prologue to the ‘Three Hours after Marriage’
  Prayer of Brutus
  To Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
  Extemporaneous Lines
Eloisa to Abelard
Poems: 1718–27
  An Inscription upon a Punch-Bowl
  Epistle to James Craggs, Esq.
  A Dialogue
  Verses to Mr. C.
  To Mr. Gay
  On Drawings of the Statues of Apollo, Venus, and Hercules
  Epistle to Robert, Earl of Oxford and Mortimer
    Two Choruses to the Tragedy of Brutus
I. Chorus of Athenians
II. Chorus of Youths and Virgins
  To Mrs. M. B. on Her Birthday
  Answer to the Following Question of Mrs. Howe
  On a Certain Lady at Court
  To Mr. John Moore
    The Curll Miscellanies
I. Umbra
II. Bishop Hough
III. Sandys’ Ghost
IV. Epitaph
V. The Three Gentle Shepherds
VI. On the Countess of Burlington Cutting Paper
VII. Epigram: An Empty House
    Poems Suggested by Gulliver
I. Ode to Quinbus Flestrin
II. The Lamentation of Glumdalclitch for the Loss of Grildrig
III. To Mr. Lemuel Gulliver
IV. Mary Gulliver to Captain Lemuel Gulliver
Later Poems
  On Certain Ladies
  Prologue (To a Play for Mr. Dennis’s Benefit)
  Song, by a Person of Quality
  Verses Left by Mr. Pope
  On His Grotto at Twickenham
  On Receiving from the Right Hon. the Lady Frances Shirley a Standish and Two Pens
  On Beaufort House Gate at Chiswick
  To Mr. Thomas Southern
  Epigram (“My Lord complains”)
  Epigram (“Yes! ’t is the time”)
  1740: A Poem
Poems of Uncertain Date
  To Erinna
  Lines Written in Windsor Forest
  Verbatim from Boileau
  Lines on Swift’s Ancestors
  On Seeing the Ladies at Crux Easton Walk in the Woods by the Grotto
  Inscription on a Grotto, the Work of Nine Ladies
  To the Right Hon. the Earl of Oxford
Epigrams and Epitaphs
  On a Picture of Queen Caroline
  Epigram Engraved on the Collar of a Dog Which I Gave to His Royal Highness
  Lines Written in Evelyn’s Book on Coins
    From the Grub-Street Journal
I. Epigram (“Did Milton’s prose”)
II. Epigram (“Should D[enni]s print”)
III. Mr. J. M. S[myth]e
IV. Epigram on Mr. M[oo]re’s Going to Law with Mr. Giliver
V. Epigram (“A gold watch found”)
VI. Epitaph on James Moore-Smythe
VII. A Question by Anonymous
VIII. Epigram (“Great G[eorge]”)
IX. Epigram (“Behold! ambitious”)
  On Charles, Earl of Dorset
  On Sir William Trumbull
  On the Hon. Simon Harcourt
  On James Craggs, Esq.
  On Mr. Rowe
  On Mrs. Corbet
  On the Monument of the Hon. R. Digby and of His Sister Mary
  On Sir Godfrey Kneller
  On General Henry Withers
  On Mr. Elijah Fenton
  On Mr. Gay
  Intended for Sir Isaac Newton
  On Dr. Francis Atterbury
  On Edmund, Duke of Buckingham
  For One Who Would Not Be Buried in Westminster Abbey
  Another on the Same
  On Two Lovers Struck Dead by Lightning
  On John Gay
An Essay on Man
  Epistle I. Of the Nature and State of Man, with Respect to the Universe
  Epistle II. Of the Nature and State of Man with Respect to Himself As an Individual
  Epistle III. Of the Nature and State of Man with Respect to Society
  Epistle IV. Of the Nature and State of Man, with Respect to Happiness
Moral Essays
  Epistle I. Of the Knowledge and Characters of Men
  Epistle II. Of the Characters of Women
  Epistle III. Of the Use of Riches
  Epistle IV. Of the Use of Riches
  Epistle V. To Mr. Addison, Occasioned by His Dialogues on Medals
  Universal Prayer
  Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot
    Satires, Epistles, and Odes of Horace Imitated
  The First Satire of the Second Book of Horace
  The Second Satire of the Second Book of Horace
  The First Epistle of the First Book of Horace
  The Sixth Epistle of the First Book of Horace
  The First Epistle of the Second Book of Horace
  The Second Epistle of the Second Book of Horace
  Satires of Dr. John Donne, Dean of St. Paul’s, Versified
  Epilogue to the Satires
  The Sixth Satire of the Second Book of Horace
  The Seventh Epistle of the First Book of Horace
  The First Ode of the Fourth Book of Horace
  The Ninth Ode of the Fourth Book of Horace
The Dunciad
  Front Matter
  Book I
  Book II
  Book III
  Book IV
Translations from Homer
    The Iliad
  Pope’s Preface
  Book I. The Contention of Achilles and Agamemnon
  Book II. The Trial of the Army and Catalogue of the Forces
  Book III. The Duel of Menelaus and Paris
  Book IV. The Breach of the Truce, and the First Battle
  Book V. The Acts of Diomed
  Book VI. The Episodes of Glaucus and Diomed, and of Hector and Andromache
  Book VII. The Single Combat of Hector and Ajax
  Book VIII. The Second Battle, and the Distress of the Greeks
  Book IX. The Embassy to Achilles
  Book X. The Night Adventure of Diomede and Ulysses
  Book XI. The Third Battle, and the Acts of Agamemnon
  Book XII. The Battle at the Grecian Wall
  Book XIII. The Fourth Battle Continued, in Which Neptune Assists the Greeks. The Acts of Idomeneus
  Book XIV. Juno Deceives Jupiter by the Girdle of Venus
  Book XV. The Fifth Battle, at the Ships; and the Acts of Ajax
  Book XVI. The Sixth Battle: The Acts and Death of Patroclus
  Book XVII. The Seventh Battle, for the Body of Patroclus.—The Acts of Menelaus
  Book XVIII. The Grief of Achilles, and New Armour Made Him by Vulcan
  Book XIX. The Reconciliation of Achilles and Agamemnon
  Book XX. The Battle of the Gods, and the Acts of Achilles
  Book XXI. The Battle in the River Scamander
  Book XXII. The Death of Hector
  Book XXIII. Funeral Games in Honour of Patroclus
  Book XXIV. The Redemption of the Body of Hector
  Pope’s Concluding Note
    The Odyssey (partial)
  Book III. The Interview of Telemachus and Nestor
  Book V. The Departure of Ulysses from Calypso
  Book VII. The Court of Alcinoüs
  Book IX. The Adventures of the Cicons, Lotophagi, and Cyclops
  Book X. Adventures with Æolus, the Læstrygons, and Circe
  Book XIII. The Arrival of Ulysses in Ithaca
  Book XIV. The Conversation with Eumæus
  Book XV. The Return of Telemachus
  Book XVII
  Book XXI. The Bending of Ulysses’ Bow
  Book XXII. The Death of the Suitors
  Book XXIV
  Postscript by Pope
  A. A Glossary of Names of Pope’s Contemporaries Mentioned in the Poems
  B. Notes and Illustrations
  C. Bibliographical Note

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