An Essay on Man: By Alexander Pope, Esq. Enlarged and Improved by the Author. Together with His MS. Additions and Variations as in the Last Edition of His Works. With the Notes of William, Lord Bishop of Gloucester

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A. Millar, and J. and R. Tonson, 1763 - 124 ページ
 

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101 ページ - Who wickedly is wise, or madly brave, Is but the more a fool, the more a knave. Who noble ends by noble means obtains, Or failing, smiles in exile or in chains, Like good Aurelius let him reign, or bleed Like Socrates, that man is great indeed. What's fame? a fancied life in others' breath, A thing beyond us, ev'n before our death.
32 ページ - Created half to rise, and half to fall: Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurl'd; The glory jest, and riddle of the world!
121 ページ - And deal damnation round the land On each I judge Thy foe. If I am right, Thy grace impart Still in the right to stay: If I am wrong, oh teach my heart To find that better way.
4 ページ - Say first, of God above, or man below, What can we reason, but from what we know ? Of man, what see we but his station here, From which to reason, or to which refer ? Thro' worlds unnumber'd tho' the God be known, "Tis ours to trace him only in our own.
49 ページ - Fools ! who from hence into the notion fall, That vice or virtue there is none at all. If white and black blend, soften, and unite A thousand ways, is there no black or white?
91 ページ - But mutual wants this happiness increase, All nature's difference keeps all nature's peace. Condition, circumstance, is not the thing, Bliss is the same in subject or in king; In who obtain defence, or who defend, In him who is, or him who finds a friend : Heaven breathes through every member of the whole One common blessing as one common soul.
106 ページ - Know then this truth (enough for man to know) 'Virtue alone is happiness below.
67 ページ - Praise ye him sun and moon : praise him all ye stars of light. Praise him ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens ; let them praise the name of the Lord ; for he commanded, and they were created.
54 ページ - The learn'd is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that he knows no more ; The rich is happy in the plenty giv'n, 265 The poor contents him With the care of Heav'n.
70 ページ - Go, from the creatures thy instructions take: Learn from the birds what food the thickets yield ; Learn from the beasts the physic of the field; Thy arts of building from the bee receive ; Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave; Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.

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