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 34by Christopher Smart - 1752 - 230 pagesFull view
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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,...