Alexander Pope by Michael Dahl (c.1727)

Alexander Pope
(*21. Mai 1688 London - †30. Mai 1744 Twickenham)
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"Blessed is the man who expects nothing,

for he shall never be disappointed"

was the ninth
Beatitude
which a man of wit
(who, like a man of wit,
was a long time in gaol)
added to the eighth.


Letter, written in collaboration with
John Gay, to William Fortescue (23 September 1725)