Alexander Pope,Aubrey Beardsley

The Rape of the Lock

Current publication reproduces “ideal” 1896 edition in which text, typography and illustration complement each other. 10 great illustrations capture the mock-heroic, delicate fancy of Pope's poem.
47 printed pages
Original publication



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    Then flash’d the living Lightnings from her Eyes,
    And Screams of Horror rend th’ affrighted Skies.
    Not louder Shrieks to pitying Heav’n are cast,
    When Husbands, or when Lapdogs breath their last,
    hgkayla81has quoted3 years ago
    An Ace of Hearts steps forth : The King unseen
    hgkayla81has quoted3 years ago
    He takes the Gift with rev‘rence, and extends
    The little Engine on his Fingers’ Ends ;

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