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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 British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volume 1

1865
...things intellectual as well as material.] " Nature to all things fixed the limits fit, 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 ; 55 Thus in the soul, while memory (17) prevails, The solid power of understanding fails...
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The British Poets, Volume 2

1866
...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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Foliorum silvula, selections for translation into Latin and Greek verse, by ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1866
...that point where sense and dulness meet : nature to all things fixed the limits fit, 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 ; where...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 526 pages
...mark that point where sense and dulness meet. 51 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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

1867
...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 feils: Where...
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Questions and exercises adapted to Hiley's English grammar, style, and poetry

Richard Hiley - 1867
...to brighter worlds, and led the way. 6. Nature to all things fixed the limits fit, 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 ; Where...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, ed. with notes and intr. memoir by A.W ...

Alexander Pope - 1869
...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 pow'r of understanding fails ; Where...
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Willson's Intermediate Fifth Reader: On the Original Plan of the School and ...

Marcius Willson - Readers (Elementary) - 1870 - 372 pages
...ninth syllable : NATURE'S CONTROLLING POWER. " 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...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1871 - 10 pages
...point where sense and dulness meet. f Nature to all things fixed the limits fit, 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 ; u Thus in the soul while memory prevails, The solid pow'r of understanding fails ;'...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With memoir, critical diss., and ...

Alexander Pope - 1872
...with all their skill, they ne'er could do. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, 62 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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