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Alexander Pope (1688–1744).  Complete Poetical Works.  1903.
 
Later Poems
Epigram (“My Lord complains”)
 
MY Lord complains that Pope, stark mad with gardens,
Has cut three trees, the value of three farthings.
‘But he ’s my neighbour,’ cries the Peer polite:
‘And if he visit me, I ’ll waive the right.’
What! on compulsion, and against my will,        5
A lord’s acquaintance? Let him file his bill!
 
 
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