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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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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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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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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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