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THE TWICKENHAM HOUSE ON THE SITE OF POPE'S "VILLA"

THE TWICKENHAM HOUSE ON THE SITE OF POPE'S

Alexander Pope was born and spent his childhood in London, and returned there when he was twenty-eight, to live in Mawson's Buildings, Chiswick. His famous "Villa" on the banks of the river at Twickenham was built three years later. In this house of freakish architecture, which later was irreverently termed Strawberry Hill Gothic, he passed the test of his life with his mother. The villa was paid for with the money earned by his translation of Homer. The present house stands on the site of the original building.

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