Posts Tagged 'Alexander Pope'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/08/13


Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) is ...

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) is generally regarded as the greatest English poet of the eighteenth century, Painting by Michael Dahl (died 1743). See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have been confirmed as author died before 1939 according to the official death date listed by the NPG. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

True friendship’s laws are by this rule express’d, welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.”   —   Alexander Pope

(When you’re a house guest you all should remember these words, folks:  “House guests–like fish–begin to smell after three days.”  –  Ben Franklin.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/02/12


Mets–Yankees rivalry

Mets–Yankees rivalry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Never elated when someone’s oppressed, never dejected when another one’s blessed.”   —   Alexander Pope

(Old Al would just never understand the Mets/Yankees and Cubs/White Sox fan rivalries.  Whenever the Yankees lose, on the same day that the Mets win, it feels like the Mets won a doubleheader, to most Mets fans.  And, Mets fans don’t feel guilty about this, because they know Yankee fans  generally feel the same way, when the shoe is on the other foot.  Maybe not the best counter-analogy, because oppressed is much harsher than depressed, but society and the media push a lot of Us vs. Them scenarios on us, all the time.  And, far too many of us don’t stop to think about the implications of this kind of thinking.  In the grand scheme of things, the baseball/sports indulgences are tame compared to the actual life and death issues.  Be well, do good, don’t hate.)   —   YUR

(Missed) Saturday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/17/09

We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow.  Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.”   — Alexander Pope

(It didn’t take me long to figure that out!  My son usually treats me like I’m the world’s biggest boob!   . . .  Sorry, Dad!) —   YUR

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