Moral Essays
Moral Essays is a series of four poems on ethical subjects by Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson...

, published between 1731 and 1735. The individual poems are as follows:
  1. Epistle to Cobham (1734, addressed to Sir Richard Temple, Lord Cobham
    Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham
    Field Marshal Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham PC was a British soldier and Whig politician. He was known for his ownership of and modifications to the estate at Stowe and for serving as a political mentor to the young William Pitt.-Early life:Temple was the son of Sir Richard Temple, 3rd...

    ), "Of the Knowledge and Characters of Men".
  2. Epistle to a Lady (1735, addressed to Martha Blount
    Martha Blount
    Martha Blount was an English woman, a friend of many English literary figures, especially Alexander Pope.-Life:Martha was born 15 June 1690 probably at the family seat, Mapledurham, near Reading. She was educated first at Hammersmith, London, probably at the Roman Catholic convent there, and...

    ), "Of the Characters of Women".
  3. Epistle to Bathurst (1733, addressed to Allen, Lord Bathurst
    Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst
    Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst PC , known as the Lord Bathurst from 1712 to 1772, was a British politician....

    ), "Of the Use of Riches".
  4. Epistle to Burlington (1731, addressed to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington
    Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington
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    ), "Of the Use of Riches".
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