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" Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely curb'd proud man's pretending wit. As on the land while here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains... "
Poems on Several Occasions - Page 34
by Christopher Smart - 1752 - 230 pages
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The Works of Mr. Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - Criticism - 1717 - 408 pages
...where fenfe and dulnefs meet. U Nature Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wifely cwrb'd proud man's pretending wit. As on the land while here the Ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide Tandy plains ; Thus in the foul while memory prevails, The folid jtow'r of underftanding fails ; Wh^re...
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Miscellaneous Poems and Translations: By Several Hands. Particularly, I ...

English poetry - 1720
...•/*' ^\ndnrark that point where fenfe and dulncfs meet. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fir,. And wifely curb'd proud man's pretending wit. As on...gains, In other parts it leaves wide fandy plains;. Thus in the foul while memory prevails, The folid pow'r of underftanding fails; Where beams of warm...
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Miscellaneous Poems and Translations, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1722
...depth, but be difcreet, And mark that point where fenfe and dulnefs meet. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wifely curb'd proud man's pretending...gains. In other parts it leaves wide fandy plains; Thus in the foul while memory prevails, The folid pow'r of underftanding fails; Where beams of warm...
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An Essay on Criticism, 1711

Alexander Pope - Criticism - 1970 - 43 pages
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An Essay on Criticism: Written in the Year MDCCIX. By Alexander Pope Esq

Alexander Pope - Criticism - 1758 - 60 pages
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An essay on criticism. With notes by mr. Warburton

Alexander Pope - Criticism - 1749 - 89 pages
...depth, but be difereet, 50 And mark that point where fenfe and dulneftmeet. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wifely curb'd proud man's pretending...gains, In other parts it leaves wide fandy plains ; 5$ Thus in the foul while memory prevails, The foljd pow'r of underftanding fails ; NOTES. .jr 51....
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Juvenile poems

Alexander Pope - 1751
...always write as heavily as a dunce. An obfervation well worm the attention of all profound writers. As on the land while here the ocean gains, In other...wide fandy plains ; 55 Thus in the foul while memory prevail*, The folid pow'r of under/landing fails ; Where beams of warm imagination play, The memory's...
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The Works of Alexander Pope Esq, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1751 - 274 pages
...wjlltilvyays write as heavily as a dunce. An obfervation well worth the attention of all profound writers. As on the land while here the ocean gains, In other...wide fandy plains ; 55 Thus in the foul while memory prevail*, The folid pow'r of underftanding fails ; Where beams of warm imagination play, The memory's...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1754
...depth, but be difcreet, 50 And mark that point where fenfe and dulnefs meet. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wifely curb'd proud man's pretending...gains, In other parts it leaves wide fandy plains; J5 Thus in the foul while memory prevails, The folid pow'r of underftanding fails; Where beams of warm...
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A Parallel: In the Manner of Plutarch: Between a Most Celebrated Man of ...

Joseph Spence - Book collectors - 1758 - 104 pages
...genius and poet frequently complain, who fays fo happily, as he did every thing, in one of his poems ; " As on the land, while here the ocean gains, ^ " In other parts it leaves wide fandy, plains ; " Thus in the foul while memory prevails, " The folid power of underftanding fails. " Where beams...
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