Sunday, November 23

A Poem

Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

An excerpt from: An Essay on Criticism

‘Tis hard to say, if greater Want of Skill
Appear in Writing or in Judging ill:
But, of the two, less dang’rous is th’ Offence,
To tire our Patience, than mis-lead our Sense:
Some few in that, but Numbers err in this,
Ten Censure wrong for one who Writes amiss;
A Fool might once himself alone expose,
Now, One in Verse makes many more in Prose.

Read the rest of this Poem, if you are interested of course, here!


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