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An Essay on Man

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Essay on Man  (1751) 
by Alexander Pope
"The Essay on Man in modern editions is a single poem, arranged in four “Epistles.” But in the beginning, each epistle was published separately, the first on February 20 [1733], the second on March 29, the third on May 17, and the fourth in the next year, on January 24, 1734. In May of 1733 the first three epistles were issued as a stitched together pamphlet, but the pamphlet was made up of separately issued copies of the three epistles. It was not until May 2, 1734, that all four parts were printed together as a single poem.", Alexander Pope; a bibliography, by Reginald Harvey Griffith (1922), Volume I, part I, p.211.

This transcription is of an edition published in 1751.

AN

ESSAY

ON

MAN

IN FOUR EPISTLES,

by

Alexander Pope, Esq

EDINBURGH,

Printed for, and sold by James Reid Bookseller
in Leith, MDCCLI.

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This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.