Fools rush in…

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

– Alexander Pope


born in London, England, The United Kingdom, May 21, 1688
died: May 30, 1744
gender: male
genre: Poetry

Alexander Pope is generally regarded as the greatest English poet of the eighteenth century, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third most frequently quoted writer in the English language, after Shakespeare and Tennyson. Pope was a master of the heroic couplet.


3 thoughts on “Fools rush in…

  1. ‘May 21, 1688: English poet and translator Alexander Pope was born in London, 325 years ago today. Though he made his living on popular translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey, it is his satirical quips that live on today.’
    – Goodreads

  2. Times have changed, haven’t they, Ela? Pope made his living translating Homer. Poor guy, he’d starve at that today. But he would have made his mark in advertising.

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