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James and Mary Ford, eds.  Every Day in the Year.  1902.
November 27
By Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
(Died Nov. 27, 8 B.C.)

HORACE still charms with graceful negligence,
And without method talks us into sense,
Will, like a friend, familiarly convey
The truest notions in the easiest way.
He, who supreme in judgment, as in wit,        5
Might boldly censure, as he boldly writ,
Yet judged with coolness, though he sung with fire;
His Precepts teach but what his works inspire.

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