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" Superior beings, when of late they faw A mortal Man unfold all Nature's Law, Admir'd fuch wifdom in an earthly fhape, And fhew'da NEWTON as we fhew an Ape. Could he, whofe rules the rapid Comet bind, 35 Defcribe or fix one movement of his Mind ? Who faw... "
A Letter to Mr. Mason: On the Marks of Imitation - Page 33
by Richard Hurd, William Mason - 1757 - 76 pages
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The History of the Works of the Learned ..., Volume 5

Bibliography - 1739
...Pope then confirms and illuftrates this Reafoning by one of the greatett Examples that ever was. '« Superior Beings, when of late they faw *« A mortal...Nature's Law, " Admir'd fuch Wifdom in an earthly Shape, *' And Ihew'da Newton as we fhew an Ape. " Could he whofe Rules the whirling Comet bind, " Defcribe...
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An Essay on Man: In Epistles to a Friend. Epistle II..

Alexander Pope - 1733 - 18 pages
...Sun. ' < Go, teach Eternal Wifdom how to rule; Then drop into Thy-felf, and be a Fool! Superior , (7) Superior Beings, when of late they faw! ] A mortal...Nature's Law, ..-;.• Admir'd fuch Wifdom in an earthly Shape, And Ihow'da NEWTON as we fliow an Ape. Could He who taught each Planet where to roll, Defcribe,...
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An essay on man [by A. Pope]. With some humourous verses on the death of ...

Alexander Pope - Human beings - 1736 - 12 pages
...to imitate the Sun. Go teach eternal Wifdom how to rule ; Then drop into Thyfelf, and be a Fool! 36 Superior Beings, when of late they faw A mortal Man...all Nature's Law, Admir'd fuch Wifdom in an earthly Shape, And fhow'da NEWTON, as we mow an Ape. Could he, who taught each Planet how to roll, 3 5 Defcribe,...
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A Critical and Philosophical Commentary on Mr. Pope's Essay on Man: In which ...

William Warburton - 1742 - 188 pages
...Mr. Pope then confirms and illuftrates this Reafoning by one of the greateft Examples that ever was : Superior Beings, when of late they faw A mortal Man...all Nature's Law, Admir'd fuch Wifdom in an earthly Shape, And fliew'da NEWTON, as we fliew an Ape. In thefe Lines he fpeaks to this Effect. — " But...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Alexander Pope, Esq ..., Volume 2

William Ayre, Edmund Curll - 1745
...which, in their Stare of feparate Exifrence, they both wanted. Superior Beings, when of late they (avv A mortal Man unfold all Nature's Law, Admir'd fuch Wifdom in an earthly Shapt, And fhow'da Newton, as we fliow an Ape. Could he who taught each Planet where to roll, Defcribe,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope Esq, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1751
...the pofition of the colures of the equinoxes and folllices at the time of the Argonautic expedition. Superior beings, when of late they faw A mortal Man...earthly fhape, And fhew'da NEWTON as we fhew an Ape. Could he, whofe rules the rapid Comet bind, 35 Defcribe or fix one movement of his Mind ? Who faw it's...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Moral essays

Alexander Pope - 1751
...are a conclufion from all that had been faid from jr 1 8, to this effect: Go now, vain Man, elated, Superior beings, when of late they faw A mortal Man...earthly fhape, And fhew'da NEWTON as we fhew an Ape. . COMMENTARY. VER. 31. Superior beings, &ff.j To give this fecond argument its full force, he illuftrates...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Moral essays

Alexander Pope - 1751
...the pofition of the colures of the equinoxes and folilices at the time of the Argonautic expedition. Superior beings, when of late they faw A mortal Man...earthly fhape, And fhew'da NEWTON as we fhew an Ape. Could he, whofe rules the rapid Comet bind, 35 Defcribe or fix one movement of his Mind ? Who faw it's...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: Moral essays

Alexander Pope - 1752
...that had. been -.(aid from ^18, to this cffc£l : Go now, vain Man, elated P. ii. ESSAY ON MAN: 45 Superior beings, when of late they faw A mortal Man...wifdom in an earthly fhape, And fhew'da NEWTON as we {hew an Ape. COMMENTARY. VER. 31. Superior beings, &c.~\ To give this fecond argument its lull force,...
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An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Pope, Volume 1

Joseph Warton - Verse satire, English - 1756 - 495 pages
...comtefles, Venoient pour diffamer fon chef-d-oevre nouveau* BOILEAV. Superior beings when of late they'faw, A mortal man unfold all nature's law ; Admir'd fuch...earthly fhape, And fhew'da Newton as we fhew an ape. Pop$. Simla coelicolum rifufque jocufque deorum eft, * Of Moliere. Tun* Tune homo, quum temere ingenio...
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