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NUMBER: 2021
AUTHOR: Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION: In Words, as Fashions, the same Rule will hold;
Alike Fantastick, if too New, or Old;
Be not the first by whom the New are try’d,
Nor yet the last to lay the Old aside.
ATTRIBUTION: ALEXANDER POPE, “An Essay on Criticism,” Poems of Alexander Pope, ed. E. Audra and Aubrey Williams, vol. 1, p. 276, lines 333–36 (1961).