In a LETTER to a FRIEND.
A Lump Deform’d and Shapeless was he Born, Begot in Love’s Despight, and Nature’s Scorn.
Aw’d by no Shame, by no Respect controul’d, In Scandal busie, in Reproaches bold: Spleen to Mankind his environs Heart Possest, And much he hated All, but most the Best.
Pope’s Homer. Vol. I. Book 2.There is no epigraph in the second edition
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