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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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Critical Essays of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1725

Willard Higley Durham - Criticism - 1915 - 445 pages
...and the latter part have not the least relation, and bear not the least proportion to one another. 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 Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres - English literature - 1924 - 898 pages
...that point where sense and dulness meet. Nature to all things fixed the limits fit. And wisely curbed sandy plains ; ALEXANDER POPE Thus in the soul while memory prevails, The solid power of understanding...
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Literary Criticism, Pope to Croce

Gay Wilson Allen, Harry Hayden Clark - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 659 pages
...dullness meet. Nature to all things fixed the limits fit, And wisely curbed proud man's pretending wit.3 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 Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 850 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 ; Tutors,...
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Mind, Modality, Meaning, and Method

Richard M. Martin - Philosophy - 1983 - 225 pages
..."Indeed." On Minds and Their Brains: Sir John Eccles "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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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 pages
...that point where sense and dullness 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 Difference Satire Makes: Rhetoric and Reading from Jonson to Byron

Fredric V. Bogel - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 262 pages
...different light on the notion of human limitation: 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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A New Handbook of Literary Terms

David Mikics - Reference - 2008 - 368 pages
...couplets from Pope's Essay on Criticism 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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