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Alexander Pope


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Pope's literary influence was felt in Germany, France, and other parts of Europe. His effect was immediate and to this day his poetry is revered.
Some of the friends who influenced his writing and philosophies were:
Bolingbroke- their acquaintance was renewed in England in 1723, some of his philosophical and ethical questions were captured in Pope's verses.
Warburton- he was Pope's intimate friend, his influence is best seen in the Dunciad, Warburton also wrote commentaries on some of Pope's most notable works: An Essay on Man, An Essay on Criticism, and Ethic Epistles.