The works of Alexander Pope. Containing the principal notes of drs. Warburton and Warton [&c.]. To which are added, some original letters, with additional observations, and memoirs, by W.L. Bowles, Volume 3
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action againſt appears Author beauty becauſe beſt better cauſe character COMMENTARY common conſidered death effect Epiſtle equal evil examples fame firſt folly fool give given hand Happineſs hath Heav'n himſelf Hope human Italy juſt kind King knowledge Lady laſt laws learned leſs lines live Lord mankind manner means mind moral moſt muſt Nature never NOTES object obſerved once opinion original paſſage Paſſions perfect perhaps perſon pleaſure Poet Pope preſent pride principle Providence Reaſon Religion Riches riſe ruling ſaid ſame ſays ſecond ſee ſeems ſhall ſhe ſhews ſhould ſome ſtate ſtill ſubject ſuch ſyſtem Taſte tell theſe things thoſe thought true truth turns univerſal uſe verſe Vice Virtue WARBURTON WARTON whole whoſe writers
Page 341 - His gardens next your admiration call; On every side you look, behold the wall! No pleasing intricacies intervene, No artful wildness to perplex the scene ; Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other.
Page 48 - Planets and suns run lawless through the sky ; Let ruling angels from their spheres be hurl'd, Being on being wreck'd, and world on world ; Heaven's whole foundations to their centre nod, And Nature trembles to the throne- of God. All this dread order break — for whom ? for thee ? Vile worm ! —oh madness ! pride ! impiety ! IX.
Page 56 - All discord, harmony not understood ; All partial evil, universal good : And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, WHATEVER is, is RIGHT.
Page 50 - Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent ; Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part, As full, as perfect in a hair as heart ; As full, as perfect in vile man that mourns, As the rapt seraph that adores and burns. To Him no high, no low, no great, no small ; He fills, He bounds, connects and equals all.
Page 115 - Nor think, in Nature's state they blindly trod; The state of Nature was the reign of God: Self-love and social at her birth began, Union the bond of all things, and of man.
Page 87 - 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 ? Ask your own heart, and nothing is so plain ; 'Tis to mistake them, costs the time and pain.
Page 119 - 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.
Page 152 - 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.
Page 21 - When the proud steed shall know why man restrains His fiery course, or drives him o'er the plains; When the dull ox, why now he breaks the clod, Is now a victim, and now Egypt's god: Then shall man's pride and dulness comprehend His actions', passions', being's use and end; Why doing, sufFring, check'd, impell'd; and why This hour a slave, the next a deity.