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And seem to walk on wings, and tread in air. - Alexander Pope

And seem to walk on wings, and tread in air.

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How vast a memory has Love! - Alexander Pope

How vast a memory has Love!

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How loved, how honored once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot A heap of dust alone remains of thee 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be!

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For when success a lover's toil attends,
Few ask, if fraud or force attain'd his ends - Alexander Pope

For when success a lover's toil attends, Few ask, if fraud or force attain'd his ends

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How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence? - Alexander Pope

How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence?

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In men, we various ruling passions find; In women, two almost divide the kind Those, only fixed, they first or last obey, The love of pleasure, and the love of sway.

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Is it, in heav'n, a crime to love too well? - Alexander Pope

Is it, in heav'n, a crime to love too well?

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It is very natural for a young friend and a young lover to think the persons they love have nothing to do but to please them.

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Is not absence death to those who love? - Alexander Pope

Is not absence death to those who love?

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Love finds an altar for forbidden fires. - Alexander Pope

Love finds an altar for forbidden fires.

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Judges and senates have been bought for gold; 
Esteem and love were never to be sold. - Alexander Pope

Judges and senates have been bought for gold; Esteem and love were never to be sold.

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No, make me mistress to the man I love; If there be yet another name more free More fond than mistress, make me that to thee!

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No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her, but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her. - Alexander Pope

No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her, but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her.

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Now warm in love, now with ring in my bloom Lost in a convent's solitary gloom! - Alexander Pope

Now warm in love, now with ring in my bloom Lost in a convent's solitary gloom!

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True self-love and social are the same. - Alexander Pope

True self-love and social are the same.

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An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded. - Alexander Pope

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.

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Wine lets no lover unrewarded go. - Alexander Pope

Wine lets no lover unrewarded go.

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Who dare to love their country, and be poor. - Alexander Pope

Who dare to love their country, and be poor.

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Ah! What avails it me the flocks to keep, 
Who lost my heart while I preserv'd my sheep. - Alexander Pope

Ah! What avails it me the flocks to keep, Who lost my heart while I preserv'd my sheep.

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All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul. - Alexander Pope

All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.

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Awake, my St. John! Leave all meaner things to low ambition and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply than just to look about us, and to die) expatiate free o'er all this scene of man; A mighty maze! but not without a plan.

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Curse on all laws but those which love has made. - Alexander Pope

Curse on all laws but those which love has made.

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Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law, Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw; Some livelier plaything gives his youth delight, A little louder, but as empty quite; Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage, And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age. Pleased with this bauble still, as that before, Till tired he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er.

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Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners living as they rise; Laugh where we must, be candid where we can, But vindicate the ways of God to man.

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Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. - Alexander Pope

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

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