The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text with Selected Annotations

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1963 - Poetry - 850 pages
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A splendid presentation of Pope’s poems, excluding only his translations of Homer, this is the only one-volume edition that can lay claim to completeness and accuracy of text. It presents the corpus of Pope’s poetry as printed in the highly praised Twickenham Edition, except for the 1712 version of The Rape of the Lock and other early versions of phrases preserved in the critical apparatus of the six-volume work. Pope’s own notes to his poems are included, as well as a generous selection of the copious annotation in the Twickenham text. This reduced version of the unsurpassed standard edition of Pope will be of great value to all students and teachers of English literature. John Butt, Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at Edinburgh University, is general editor of the Twickenham Edition.
"The publishers are surely right in claiming that 'this should for long remain the standard one-volume edition of Pope's poems.' The Twichenham edition . . . has been a splendid achievement, and Professor Butt's distillation of the long labours of his fellow-editors is most commendable."—Times Literary Supplement.

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Contents

IMITATIONS OF ENGLISH POETS
3
TRANSLATIONS AND PARAPHRASES DONE IN YOUTH
17
from Chaucer
76
PASTORALS WITH A DISCOURSE ON PASTORAL
119
ODE FOR MUSICK ON ST CECILIAS DAY
139
EPISTLE TO MISS BLOUNT With the Works
169
MESSIAH
189
WINDSORFOREST
195
Epigrams Occasiond by an Invitation to Court
307
Epistle to Robert Earl of Oxford
313
To Mrs M B on her Birthday page
315
17181729
461
Duke upon Duke
467
Lines on Swifts Ancestors
475
Epigram in a Maid of Honours PrayerBook
481
Digby and of his sister Mary
498

THREE THEATRICAL PIECES
211
TO MR ADDISON Occasioned by his Dialogues
215
EPISTLE TO MISS BLOUNT on her leaving
243
EPISTLE TO MR JERVAS
249
ELEGY TO THE MEMORY OF AN UNFORTUNATE
262
17001717 continued
265
Lines added to Wycherleys Poems
272
Verses Occasiond by an c at the End
280
Two or Three or a Receipt to make a Cuckold page
283
A Roman Catholick Version of the First Psalm
300
MORAL ESSAYS
549
AN EPISTLE TO DR ARBUTHNOT
597
IMITATIONS OF HORACE
613
On receiving from the Right Hon the Lady Frances
704
17301744
807
Epitaph For Dr Francis Atterbury page
816
WestminsterAbbey
827
the Last Word with Mr Pope
835
INDEX OF FIRST LINES
844
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Satirical poet Alexander Pope was born in London on May 21, 1688. He was educated by private tutors. Many consider Pope to be the greatest poet of his time, and he also wrote commentaries and translations, he is best known for such poems as The Rape of the Lock and The Duncaid. Pope was the first English poet to make a substantial amount of money from his writing. Pope died on May 30, 1744.

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