Alexander Pope, the son of a linen draper, was born on May 21, 1688 into a Roman Catholic family. He was a satirical poet whose great talent was that he could crystallise the plain man's thoughts into memorable verse and could express thoughts of the subtlest ingenuity. At a young age he was infected with tuberculosis of the spine that he likely contracted from his wet-nurse. This left him permanently deformed, subject to violent headaches and he never grew taller than 4 ft 6.
"...during his whole maturity, he could neither dress nor undress himself, go to bed or get up without help, a…
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