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Alexander Pope (1688–1744).  Complete Poetical Works.  1903.
Poems: 1718–27
Verses to Mr. C.
St. James’s Palace, London, Oct. 22
  Probably Craggs, who was in office at the time when Pope established himself at Twickenham. (Ward.)

FEW words are best; I wish you well;
  Bethel, I ’m told, will soon be here;
Some morning walks along the Mall,
  And ev’ning friends, will end the year.
If, in this interval, between        5
  The falling leaf and coming frost,
You please to see, on Twit’nam green,
  Your friend, your poet, and your host:
For three whole days you here may rest
  From Office bus’ness, news, and strife;        10
And (what most folks would think a jest)
  Want nothing else, except your wife.

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