Poems by Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Alexander Pope was born in London. When he was boy of 12 his family moved out to Berkshire, near Windsor, to avoid some of the persecution they suffered as Catholics. Suffering from numerous ailments, Pope's growth was stunted and he was a hunchback. He made up for his physical drawbacks with his epic poems and devastating wit and satire. By the time of his death he was established as the greatest poet of the day.