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A clean examine the best poet of early eighteenth-century England, this hugely readable e-book specializes in Pope's non secular pondering and significant poems. G. Douglas Atkins extends the argument that the Roman Catholic poet used to be no Deist, 'closet' or differently.

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4, Imitations of Horace, ed. John Butt, 1939 (New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1969). 3 For the sake of convenience and accessibility, I have, wherever possible, quoted from Poetry and Prose of Alexander Pope, ed. Aubrey Williams (Boston: Riverside-Houghton Mifflin, 1969). 4 John Dryden, Poems and Fables, ed. James Kinsley (London: Oxford UP, 1962). 5 Miriam Leranbaum, Alexander Pope’s “Opus Magnum” 1729–1744 (Oxford: Clarendon P, 1977). 6 See my Tracing the Essay: From Experience to Truth (Athens: U of Georgia P, 2005).

238). 280). Man, however, always different, difficult, and demanding, wants—and expects—partiality, that is, preferential treatment and favor for both his species and himself as an individual. 242–44). 32), again echoing Dryden’s Religio Laici or A Laymans Faith. Pope thus directs An Essay on Man both at those who slight God and at those who demand too much of Him. In fact, the poem circles about those who expect God to be partial to them, to treat them differently. 60). 1057/9781137344786 26 Alexander Pope’s Catholic Vision confronts the entailed issue of believing that other creatures exist simply for man’s pleasure and use: Has God, thou fool!

1057/9781137344786 23 24 Alexander Pope’s Catholic Vision Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks thro’ Nature up to Nature’s God; Pursues that Chain which links th’immense design, Joins heav’n and earth, and mortal and divine; . . . . . . . God loves from Whole to Parts: but human soul Must rise from Individual to the Whole. —Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man The parts–whole problem, which figures prominently in An Essay on Criticism, constitutes a staple of Pope’s thematics.

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