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" The latent tracts, the giddy heights explore Of all who blindly creep, or sightless soar; Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners living as they rise; Laugh where we must, be candid where we can; But vindicate the ways of God... "
Sketches of India: With Notes on the Seasons, Scenery, and Society of Bombay ... - Page 178
by Henry Moses - 1750 - 300 pages
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A Grammar of Elocution

Rev. Samuel Wood - 1833
...peril's | darkest | hour. And so, also, of a*, in the following: Eye | nature's | walks ;"* | shoot"1 | folly | "•as it | flies, And | catch the | manners | living | "• as they | rise. following couplet, being in a part of the line where a heavy syllable most commonly occurs, may draw...
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Magazine of Natural History, Volume 7

John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson - Natural history - 1834
...cohasrentia, connexa, concatenata sint." — M. MINUTIUS FELIX, xvii. [" Together let us beat this nuiple field, Try what the open, what the covert yield ; The latent tracts, the giddy heights explore." POPE'* Essay on Man.] HAVING already [in VI. 289. to 308.] developed the principal bearings of this...
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The narrative of a journey, undertaken in ... 1819, 1820 & 1821, through ...

James Holman - Europe - 1834 - 368 pages
...opportunities which presented themselves, and my personal disadvantages would admit of; in short, to "Eye nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners living as they rise." I was apprised by a porter, at three o'clock, that the voiture was in readiness, and after bustling...
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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - Literary Criticism - 1976 - 149 pages
...aspects that yield examples of both Folly and Morality, a promise that looks back to lines 1 1 and 12 The latent tracts, the giddy heights explore Of all who blindly creep, or sightless soar - which could have been (and certainly includes) an allusion to the lower animals and reptiles, some...
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The Daring Muse: Augustan Poetry Reconsidered

Margaret Anne Doody, Professor of English Margaret Anne Doody - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 288 pages
...plan; A Wild, where weeds and flow'rs promiscuous shoot, Or Garden, tempting with forbidden fruit. Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the...flies, And catch the Manners living as they rise; Laugh where we must, be candid where we can; But vindicate the ways of God to Man. (Essay on Man, i,...
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'Tis Nature's Fault: Unauthorized Sexuality During the Enlightenment

Robert Purks Maccubbin - History - 1987 - 260 pages
...Sexual intercourse becomes a hunting scene, a cynegetic metaphor fusing the chthonic and the vegetal: Together let us beat this ample Field, Try what the Open, what the Covert yield. The lateut [latent] Tracts, the pleasing Depths explore, And my Prick clapp'd where thousands were before,...
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All the Divine Names and Titles in the Bible

Herbert Lockyer - Religion - 1988 - 368 pages
...will I trust. COVERT - God as Our Protector and Comforter Alexander Pope, in An Essay On Man, wrote Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the open, what the covert yield. Let us try to find out what the figure of God as our covert can yield. We read that King Ahaz removed...
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Words of Wisdom

William Safire, Leonard Safir - Education - 1990 - 432 pages
...or intellect, you will at least show your taste and value for what is excellent. —William Hazlitt Eye nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners, living as they rise; Laugh where we must, be candid where we can; But vindicate the ways of God to man. — Alexander Pope...
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Gardens and the Picturesque: Studies in the History of Landscape Architecture

John Dixon Hunt - Architecture - 1994 - 388 pages
...plan; A Wild, where woods and flow'rs promiscuous shoot, Or garden, tempting with forbidden fruit. Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the...explore Of all who blindly creep, or sightless soar. (Ill.i. 11-3) The passage employs a various landscape as a metaphor of the human condition; yet the...
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Landscape, Natural Beauty and the Arts

Salim Kemal, Ivan Gaskell - Philosophy - 1995 - 278 pages
...us and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of Man; A mightly maze! but not without plan. . . Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the...flies, And catch the Manners living as they rise. . .l2 In its migration from renaissance Italy to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain, a crucial...
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