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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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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 519 pages
...point where sense and dulness meet. Nature to all things fixed the limits fit, 50 And wisely curbed proud man's pretending wit : As on the land while...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 ; 55...
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McGuffey's Newly Revised Rhetorical Guide, Or, Fifth Reader of the Eclectic ...

William Holmes McGuffey - Readers (Elementary) - 1853 - 480 pages
...[ to all things || fixed | the limits fit, And wisely | curbed || proud man's | pretending wit. 2. As on | the land || while here | the ocean gains, In other | parts || it leaves | wide sandy plains. 3. So when an angel || by divine command, With rising tempests || shakes a guilty land....
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A cyclopędia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 pages
...squeaking train. Dry den. If what I get in empire I lose in fame, I think myself no gainer. — Denham. On the land while here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains. Pope. GAME. WE have had pastimes, love, and pleasing games. Shakspere. Methought it was...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1853
...mark that point where sense and duhiess 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 gams, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains ; Thus in the soul while memory prevails, The solid...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - English poetry - 1856
...with all their skill, they ne'er could do. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, 52 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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - English poetry - 1856
...skill, they ne'er could do. * in '-'''t eo Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, 52 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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With a Life, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1859
...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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Poetical Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1860
...murk that point where sense and dulnvss meet Nature to all things iix'd the limits tit, 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 poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1863
...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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