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Alexander Pope (1688-1714) 

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  • Roman Catholic in an England where the state religion was Anglican. Because of his religion, he was prevented from attending public school and from holding public office.
  • optimistic deism
  • lived in Twickenham, England
  • was a member of the Scriblerus club
  • was a friend of Jonathan Swift
  • earned a living writing, editing (Shakespeare), and translating Homer's The Odyssey and The Iliad
  • as a result of tuberculosis, his spine was deformed, giving him a wasp waist. This waist and his temper resulted in his earning the nickname, the Wasp of Twickenham.