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May 21, 2013

Pope as Hedgehog and Monkey

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Alexander Pope   (1688 - 1744)

Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744)

On this day in 1688 Alexander Pope was born in London, the only child of middle-aged, Catholic parents. His religion barred him from politics, or from attending university for a professional career, and his teenage tuberculosis made him a hunchback no more than 4′ 6″ tall. Many biographers portray him as an outsider and attribute his penchant for satire to such a convergence of circumstances.

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