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CHAPTER IX
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY - THE AGE OF ANNE

Alexander Pope, 1688-1744. This boy's name was Alexander Pope. His father was a retired merchant who was exceedingly proud of his precocious son, while his mother looked upon him as the most marvellous boy that ever lived. The family were Roman Catholics, and therefore he would not have been allowed to enter either of the universities even if he had been well ; but he did a vast amount of read ing and studying, though with very little formal instruction. Before he was twenty-one he had pub lished several poems, he was well known among the literary men of the time and associated with them upon equal terms. A dramatist four times his age had asked him for suggestions and criticisms. One suggestion which had come to him from William Walsh, a critic of the day, became the motto of his literary life. " Be correct," said Walsh, " we have had great poets, but never one great poet that was correct." Pope set to work to be correct. He wrote and rewrote and polished and condensed and refined. In 1711, when he was only twenty-three, his Essay on Criticism came out. There is little originality in the poem ; it is mainly a combination of what Latin and French critics had said ; but the thoughts are so clearly and concisely put that they seem new and fresh. For instance, there is no startling novelty in the statement that it

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