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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 Rhetorical Grammar: In which Improprieties in Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - Elocution - 1822 - 383 pages
...almost all the harmony, will be lost. EXAMPLE. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely curb'd proud man's pretending wit : As on the land...here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains ; Thus in the soul, while memory prevails, The solid pow'r of understanding fails ; Where...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

Classical poetry - 1822
...mark that pointwhere sense and dulness meet. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely curb'd proud man's pretending wit. As on the land...here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains; Thus in the soul while memory prevails, The solid power of understanding fails ; Where...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1822
...mark that point where sense and dulness meet. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely curb'd proud man's pretending wit. As on the land...here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains ; 55 Thus in the Soul while memory prevails, The solid pow'r of understanding fails ;...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1822 - 436 pages
...mark that point where sense and dulness meet. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely curb'd proud man's pretending wit. As on the land...here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains ; 55 Thus in the Soul while memory prevails, The solid pow'r of understanding fails ;...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - Elocution - 1823 - 373 pages
...almost all the harmony, will be lost. EXAMPLE, Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely curb'd proud man's pretending wit : As on the land...here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains ; Thus in the soul, while memory prevails, The solid pow'r of understanding fails ; Where...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...mark that point where sense and dulnees meet. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely 824 sandy plains; Thus in the soul while memory prevails, The solid power of understanding fails; Where...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: With Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - English literature - 1824
...general meaning, and caution us against going Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely curb'd proud man's pretending wit. As on the land...here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains; 55 Thus in the Soul while memory prevails, The solid pow'r of understanding fails; Where...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1824
...general meaning, and caution us against going Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely curb'd proud man's pretending wit. As on the land...here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains ; 55 Thus in the Soul while memory prevails, The solid pow'r of understanding fails ;...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 3-4

British anthology - 1825
...mark that point where sense and dulness meet. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely curb'd proud man's pretending wit. As on the land...here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains ; Thus in the soul while memory prevails, The solid power of understanding fails ; Where...
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