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Alexander Pope

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The verses, when they were written, resemble nothing so much as spoonfuls of boiling oil, ladled out by a fiendish money at an upstairs window upon such passers-by whom the wretch had a grudge against.
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Lytton Strachey, Pope: The Leslie Stephen Lecture for 1925 (pamphlet, 1925)

 
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