The Life of Alexander Pope

859 WordsFeb 19, 20183 Pages
“An honest man's the noblest work of God.” Alexander Pope life was rough as a child because of his illness. In his early career, and even later in life he wrote a lot of famous poets. Alexander Pope lived his life as a famous writer until death from his childhood sickness Alexander Pope an, English poet was born on May 21, 1688 on Lombard Street in London. His father, Alexander Pope, a Roman Catholic, was a linen-draper who afterwards retired from business with a small fortune, and fixed his home on 1700 at Binfield in Windsor Forest. Pope’s education was a purpose to his father’s religion so that excluded him from the public schools. Before he was twelve he had obtained a slight knowledge of Latin and Greek language masters from a priest in Hampshire. Pope also received other masters from a school in Twyford near Winchester, Thomas Deane School in Marylebone, and later Hyde Park Corner. Between the age of twelve and seventeen there were a lot of applications for pope to study. During the process it weakened his health, and he developed tuberculosis of the spine which left him crippled and harmed his view of life in so many ways. Pope then thought of himself dying, but a friend Thomas Southcott, gave him advice about a famous physician named John Radcliffe, which he prescribed a diet and exercise. Under this treatment the boy recovered his strength and spirits. "He thought himself the better," Spence says,” Alexander Pope. 28 October 2006. 7 November 2011.
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