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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 Treatise on Man: His Intellectual Faculties and His Education, Volume 1

Helvétius - Education - 1810 - 510 pages
...man may have a great memory, without a a great understandingf. * So Pope in his Essay on Criticism, 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 Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 526 pages
...mark that point where sense and dullness meet. Nature to all things frx'd the limits fit, And wisely curb'd proud man's pretending wit > As on the land while here the orean gains Irkothfr parts it leaves wide sandy plains; Thus in the soul while memory prevails, The...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1812
...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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Poetica de Horatio: e O ensaio sobre a critica de Alexandre Pope

Horace - Criticism - 1812 - 171 pages
...homens Oh vós que buscairs dar, merecer fama, 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 \vide sandy plains; 55 Thus in the soul while memory prevails, The solid povv'r of understanding fails...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1812
...meet. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely curb'd proud man's pretending wit. As ou the land while 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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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Volume 10

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1816
...And mounting upward with ere«Sed Right, Gain on the fkies, and foar above the fight. Drtden. . So en the land, while here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide fandy plains. Pope. .•». To get eround ; to prevail againft : with on. — The Englifh have not only gained upon...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge ..., Volume 10

Encyclopaedia Perthensis - 1816
...upward with erected flight, Gain on the flcies, and foar above the fight. Drfden. So en the land, whil* here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide fandy plains. .'••..''.--. f. To get pround ; to prevail againft : with on.— The Englifh have not only gained...
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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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