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" Oh let me live my own, and die so too! (To live and die is all I have to do:) Maintain a poet's dignity and ease, And see what friends, and read what books I please: Above a patron, though I condescend Sometimes to call a minister my friend. "
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq - Seite 21
von Alexander Pope - 1751
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At Home in Time: Forms of Neo-Augustanism in Modern English Poetry

Patrick Deane - 1994 - 256 Seiten
...voice," which Auden so admired in Pope (Forewords and Afterwords 109), speaks clearly in the lines: I was not born for Courts or great Affairs, I pay my Debts, believe, and say my Pray'rs, Can sleep without a Poem in my head, Nor know, if Dennis be alive or dead. (606) That...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 Seiten
...antiquaries, who frequendy exhibit the headless trunks and terms of statues, for Plato, Homer, Pindar, &c. I was not born for courts or great affairs; I pay my debts, believe, and say my prayers; Can sleep without a poem in my head, Nor know, if Dennis be alive or dead. 270 Why...
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The Artist on the Artist

Harry Guest - 2000 - 462 Seiten
...read what books I please. Above a Patron, tho' I condescend Sometimes to call a Minister my Friend: I was not born for Courts or great Affairs, I pay my debts, believe, and say my Pray'rs. The line in brackets is a quotation from Denham. Fielding's bleak picaresque novel...
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More Solid Learning: New Perspectives on Alexander Pope's Dunciad

Catherine Ingrassia, Claudia N. Thomas - 2000 - 254 Seiten
...read what books I please. Above a Patron, tho' I condescend Sometimes to call a Minister my Friend: I was not born for Courts or great Affairs, I pay my Debts, believe, and say my Pray'rs, Can sleep without a Poem in my head, Nor know, if Dennis be alive or dead. (263-70)...
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More Solid Learning: New Perspectives on Alexander Pope's Dunciad

Catherine Ingrassia, Claudia N. Thomas - 2000 - 254 Seiten
...read what books I please. Above a Patron, tho' I condescend Sometimes to call a Minister my Friend: I was not born for Courts or great Affairs, I pay my Debts, believe, and say my Pray'rs, Can sleep without a Poem in my head, Nor know, if Dennis be alive or dead. (263-70)...
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