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Pope, Alexander

Born - Died : 1688 - 1744

English poet, born in Windsor Forest to a catholic family. Alexander Pope settled in Twickenham, where his villa became famous. Only the grotto survives. He was the most celebrated poet of England's Augustan Age. Pope praised 'the aimiable simplicity of unadorned Nature' in a famous essay, published in The Guardian in 1713. Alexander Pope's Epistle to Lord Burlington (1731) gave 'a memorable and incisive vision of what many lesser writers struggled to express' [Hunt, J.D and Willis, P., The Genius of the Place, 1975]

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