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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 Sixth Reader of the United States Series: Embracing, in Brief, the ...

Marcius Willson - Indiana - 1872 - 372 pages
...it falls twice after the ninth syllable : " 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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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1875 - 772 pages
...deep. POPE. A length of ocean and unbounded sky Which scarce the sea-fowl in a year o'erfly. POPE. So on the land while here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains. POPE. Here retired, the sinking billows sleep, And smiling calmness bilver'd o'er the...
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1876 - 448 pages
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POPE, SELECTED POEMS; THE ESSAY ON CRITICISM; THE MORAL ESSAYS; THE DUNCIAD

THOMAS ARNOLD - 1876
...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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Scripture searchings in the New Testament illustrating the ..., Volume 1

Edgar Dyke Whitmarsh - 1877
...it. — Bp. BUTLER, Analogy, pt. ic 1. 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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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1878 - 772 pages
...deep. POPE. A length of ocean and unbounded sky Which scarce the sea-fowl in a year o'erfly. POPE. So on the land while here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains. POPE. Here retired, the sinking billows sleep, And smiling calmness silver'd o'er the...
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King's College Lectures on Elocution: Or, The Physiology and Culture of ...

Charles John Plumptre - Elocution - 1881 - 487 pages
...other pauses than those marked by the printer. 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: Including Several Hundred Unpublished Letters ...

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1871
...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 pow'r of understanding fails ;' Where...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1893 - 505 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...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 Complete Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1903 - 672 pages
...Sense and Dulness meet. too? Nature to all things fix'd the limits ft, And wisely curb'd proud mini'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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