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" But what his nature and his state can bear. Why has not Man a microscopic eye? For this plain reason, Man is not a Fly. Say what the use, were finer optics giv'n, T' inspect a mite, not comprehend the heav'n? Or touch, if tremblingly alive all o'er, To... "
The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Comp. from Original Manuscripts; with a ... - Page 229
by Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 578 pages
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 2

William Ayre, Edmund Curll - Poets, English - 1745
...Say, what th' Advantage of fo fine an Eye ? T' infpect a Mote, not comprehend the Sky ? Or 'ZJmch, fo tremblingly alive all o'er, To fmart, and agonize...Pore ? Or quick Effluvia darting thro' the Brain, To fink oppreft with aromatick Pain ? If Nature thunder'd in his opening Ears, And ftunn'd him with...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Moral essays

Alexander Pope - 1751
...eye ? For this plain reafon, Man is not a Fly. Say what the ufe, were finer optics giv'n, T' infpect a mite, not comprehend the heav'n? Or touch, if tremblingly...pore ? Or quick effluvia darting thro' the brain, Die o a rofe in aromatic pain ? 20Ot If nature thunder'd in his op'ning ears, And ftunn'd him with the...
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The Works of Alexander Pope Esq, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1751
...if or this plain reafon, Man is not a Fly. Say what the ufe, were finer optics giv'n, 195 T' infpeft a mite, not comprehend the heav'n ? Or touch, if tremblingly alive all o'er, To fmart and agonize atev'ry pore? Or quick effluvia darting thro' the brain, Die of a rofe in aromatic pain ? 200 If nature...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Moral essays

Alexander Pope - 1751
...For this plain reafon, Man is not a Fly, Say what the ufe, were finer optics giv'n, 195 T'infpecT: a mite, not comprehend the heav'n? Or touch, if tremblingly alive all o'er, To ftnart and agonize at ev'ry pore ? Or quick effluvia darting thro' the brain, Die of a rofe in aromatic...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1754
...For this plain reafon, man is not a Fly. Say what the ufe, were finer optics giv'n, 195 T' infpeft a mite, not comprehend the heav'n ? Or touch, if tremblingly alive all o'er, To fmart and agoni2e at ev'ry pore ? Or quick effluvia darting thro ' the brain, Die of a rofe in aromatic pain...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Moral essays

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1757
...ftrength is abated. 12 ESSAY ON MAN. EP. ISay what the ufe, were finer optics giv'n, 1 95 T'inlpeft a mite, not comprehend the heav'n ? Or touch, if tremblingly alive all o'er, To fmart and agoni2e at ev'ry pore ? Or quick effluvia darting thro' the brain, Die of a rofe in aromatic pain ?...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1760
...For this plain reafon, Man is not a Fly. Say what the ufe, were finer optics giv'n, 195 T" infpecT: a mite, not comprehend the heav'n? Or touch, if tremblingly...darting thro' the brain, Die of a rofe in aromatic pain ? 200 If nature thunder'd in his op'ning ears, And ftunn'd him with the mufic of the fpheres, How would...
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The art of poetry on a new plan, illustrated with a great variety of ...

Art - 1762
...eye ? For this plain reafon, man is not a fly. Say what the ufe, were finer optics giv'n, T'infpeft a mite, not comprehend the heav'n ? Or touch, if tremblingly...ftunn'd him with the mufic of the fpheres, How would he wifh that heav'n had left him ftill The whifp'ring zephyr, and the purling rill ? Who finds not Providence...
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The Art of Poetry on a New Plan: Illustrated with a Great Variety of ...

John Newbery - English poetry - 1762
...eye ? For this plain reafon, man is not a fly. Say what the ufe, were finer optics giv'n, T'infpeft a mite, not comprehend the heav'n ? Or touch, if tremblingly...thunder'd in his op'ning ears, And ftunn'd him with the mafic of the fpheres, How would he wifh that heav'n had left him ftill The whifp'ring zephyr, and the...
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Essai sur l'homme: pome philosophique par Alexandre Pope, en cinq langues ...

Alexander Pope - 1762 - 347 pages
...microfcopic eye? For this plain reafon , man is not a Fly. Say what the ufe, w^re finer optics giv'n, \ Or touch, if tremblingly alive all o'er, To fmart...darting thro' the brain , Die of a rofe in aromatic pain ? IX aoo If nature thunder'd in his op'ning ears, And ftunn'd him with the mufic of the fpheres, How...
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