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Excerpt from The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq.: To Which Is Prefixed the Life of the Author
His time was now wholly spent in reading and life, ambitions of splendid acquaintance; and he writing. As he read the classics, he amused him seems to have wanted neither diligence nor succes self with translating them; and at fourteen made a in attracting the notice of the great; for, from his version of the first book of the Thebais, ' which, first entrance into the world, and his entrance wa with some revision, he afterwards published. Lie very early, he was admitted to familiarity with must have been at this' time, if he had no help, a those whose rank or station made them most con cmsiderable proficient in the Latin tongue. Spicuous.
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