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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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A vindication of natural society, by Edm. Burke. The history and antiquities ...

Robert Dodsley - 1761
...complain, who fays fo happily, as he did every thing, in one of his Poems j ; As on the Land, ivhile here the Ocean gains, In other Parts it leaves 'wide fandy Plains ; Thus in the Soul nvhile Memory prevails, The folid Power of Underjlanding fails ; Where Beams of...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - Biography - 1769 - 578 pages
...which he expreflfes this ientiment are incomparable. ' ' . * -•:-.' ": Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, " And wifely curb'd proud man's pretending...wit. ' ' " As on the land while here the ocean gains, f' In other parts it leaves wide Tandy plains ; * w " Thus " Thus in the foul while memory prevails,...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Comp. from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - Poets, English - 1769 - 578 pages
...which he exprefles this fentiment are incomparable. " Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, f And wifely curb'd proud man's pretending *' wit. " As on the land while here the ocean gains, *' Jn other parts it leaves wide fandy plains ; ; ' * Tims " Thus in the foul while memory prevails,...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - Biography - 1769 - 578 pages
...Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, " And wifely curb'd proud man's pretending «* wit. *'. AB on the land while here the ocean gains, '* In other parts it leaves wide fandy plains ; '' ' " " Thus " Thus in the foul while memory prevails, *' The folid pow'r of undo "ftanding fails...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...mark that point where sense and dullness meet. 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 pans jt kavei Wide sandy plains; 55 Thus in the soul while memory prevails, The solid pow'r of understanding...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Four Volumes Complete. With His Last ...

Alexander Pope - 1778
...depth, but be difcreet, 50 And mark that point where lenfe and dulnefs meet. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wifely curb'd proud man's pretending...- • ' In other parts it leaves wide fandy plains ; , ' . SS Thus in the foul wliile memory prevails, • - : The folid pow'r of underftanding fails;...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 32, Page 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...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...Thus in the foul while memory prevails, The folid power of underftanding fails ; Where beams of warm imagination play, The memory's foft figures melt...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volumes 32-34

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...mark that point where fenfe and dulnefs meet. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And widely curb'd proud man's pretending wit, As on the land...Thus in the foul while memory prevails, The folid power of underftanding fails ; Where beams of warm imagination play, The memory's foft figures melt...
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T. Abbts vermischte Werke, Volume 6

Thomas Abbt - German literature - 1783
...fфaffen. Sie бaфе tfl, wie ber f^arfftnшae pope (Effay on Criticism. v. 45.) fo/ »ortreflidj fagt: » 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 j Where beams of...
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The Poems, of the Late Christopher Smart, ... Consisting of His Prize Poems ...

Christopher Smart - 1791
...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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