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before The had made her lait vows in the convent, to which she had retreated,' she put an end to her unfortunate life. The recollection of this circumstance will add a beauty and a pathos to many passages in the poem, and will confirm the doctrine delivered above, concerning the choice of subject.

This EPIŞTLE, is, on the whole, one of the most highly finished, and certainly the most interesting, of the pieces of our author; and, together with th¢ ELEGY to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, is the only instance of the Pathetic Pope has given us. I think one may venture to remark, that the reputation of Pope, as a poet, among posterity, will be principally owing to hiş WINDSORFOREST, his RAPE Of The Lock, and his ELOISA TO ABELARD; whilst the facts and characters alluded to and exposed, in his later writings, will be forgotten and unknown, and their poignancy and propriety little relished. For Wit. and SATIRE are transitory and perishable, but NATURE and Passion are eternal.

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before she had made her last vows in the convent, to which the had retreated, she put an end to her unfortunate life. The recollection of this circumstance will add a beauty and a pathos to many passages in the poem, and will confirm the doctrine delivered above, concerning the choice of subject.

This EPISTLE, is, on the whole, one of the most highly finished, and certainly the most interesting, of the pieces of our author; and, together with the ELEGY to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, is the only instance of the Pathetic Pope has given us. I think one may venture to remark, that the reputation of Pope, as a poet, among posterity, will be principally owing to hiş WINDSORFOREST, his RAPE Of The Lock, and his ELOISA TO ABELARD; whilst the facts and characters alluded to and exposed, in his later writings, will be forgotten and unknown, and their poignancy and propriety little relilhed. For Wit, and SATIRE are transitory and perishable, but NATURE and PASSION are eternal.

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