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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 American Orator's Own Book: Or, The Art of Extemporaneous Public ...

Oratory - 1836 - 328 pages
...almost all the harmony will be lost. Thus : 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 A. Pope: Including His Translation of Homer , to which ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1836 - 442 pages
...mark that point where sense and dulneiw meet. Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely ise ; And huild on wants, and on defects of mind, The joy, the peace, the glor Tliat most men are bom In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains; Thus in the soul while memory prevails,...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by H.F. Cary, with a biogr. notice ...

Alexander Pope - 1839
...Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely curb'd proud man's pretending wit. As on tile ne that temperance advance, Cramm'd to the throat with ortolan 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, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1847
...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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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 392 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 ; Thus in the soul while memory prevails, The solid power of understanding fails ; Where...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...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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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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