All seems infected that th' infected spy, as all looks yellow to the jaundic'd eye.
An Essay on Criticism (1711), Part II, line 358.
There still remains, to mortifya wit, The many-headed monster of the pit.Alexander Pope
Now lap-dogs give themselves the rousing shake, And sleepless lovers, just at twelve, awake.Alexander Pope
By foreign hands thy dying eyes were closed, By foreign hands thy decent limbs composed, By foreign hands thy humble grave adorned, By strangers honoured, and by strangers mourned.Alexander Pope
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, whose body, nature is, and God the soul.Alexander Pope
You think this cruel? take it for a rule, No creature smarts so little as a fool. Let peals of laughter,Codrus! round thee break, Thou unconcerned canst hear the mighty crack. Pit, box, and gallery in convulsions hurled, Thou stand'st unshook amidst a bursting world.Alexander Pope
Let Sporus tremble'What? that thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk? Satire or sense, alas! can Sporus feel? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?Alexander Pope
Chaste to her husband, frank to all beside, A teeming mistress, but a barren bride.Alexander Pope
'With every pleasing, every prudent part, Say, what can Cloe want?'She wants a heart.Alexander Pope
Men, some to business, some to pleasure take; But every woman is at heart a rake: Men, some to quiet, some to public strife; But every lady would be Queen for life.Alexander Pope
Or where the pictures for the page atone, And Quarles is saved by beauties not his own.Alexander Pope
How parts relate to parts, or they to whole, The body's harmony, the beaming soul.Alexander Pope
Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long Absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: Absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.Alexander Pope
As on the smooth expanse of crystal lakes The sinking stone at first a circle makes; The trembling surface by the motion stirr'd, Spreads in a second circle, then a third; Wide, and more wide, the floating rings advance, Fill all the watery plain, and to the margin dance.Alexander Pope
Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land.Alexander Pope
Just where the breath of life his nostrils drew, A charge of snuff the wily virgin threw; The gnomes direct, to every atom just, The pungent grains of titillating dust, Sudden, with starting tears each eye o'erflows, And the high dome re-echoes to his nose.Alexander Pope
Judges and senates have been bought for gold; Esteem and love were never to be sold.Alexander Pope
To balance Fortune by a just expense, Join with Economy, Magnificence.Alexander Pope
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumbers in his head.Alexander Pope
To rest, the cushion and soft Dean invite, Who never mentions Hell to ears polite.Alexander Pope
'Tis from high life high characters are drawn; A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn.Alexander Pope
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