Friday, July 11, 2008

CRAZY LITTLE CARCASS


“To err is human to forgive is divine”

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed”

“Some people will never learn anything because they understand everything too soon"

“Man: the glory, jest, and riddle of the world”


These are only few of Alexander Pope’s famous quotations, but did you know that because of his spindly arms and legs, the satirist was described as a “crazy little carcass” of a man. To keep his miniature body erect, he wore stiff canvas. To swell his pin-sized legs to something approaching normal, he wore three pairs of stockings.


10 comments:

The Man Under the Mango Tree said...

To err is human... to errs is humans.

Pope Alexander Hehehe

ZZ said...

Was he my size, Kuya Bay?

joeco77@yahoo.com said...
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joeco77@yahoo.com said...

His quotations inspire many. Please write something about Robert Frost and Henry Wordsworth Longfellow, too!

Very informative entry!

Bay Martin said...
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Bay Martin said...

ZZ.... you are taller by an inch ha ha ha ha!!!

Bay Martin said...

Hi Joe, thanks a heap for the visit. Of course, I can always post about other poets and their works. Just keep in touch and swing by as often as you can.

ramon3381@yahoo.com said...

He was a brilliant satirist. I remember memorizing many of his famous quotes.

Bay Martin said...

It seems you will be a frequent visitor. Thanks a heap. I really appreciate it. I did my share in high school, too! I probably memorized all of his famous quotations.