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" God loves from whole to parts : but human soul Must rise from individual to the whole. Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake ; The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still... "
English exercises, adapted to the grammar lately published by L. Murray ... - Page 165
by Lindley Murray - 1836
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 5

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 807 pages
...serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful hike; The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still...and next all human race ; Wide and more wide, th' o'erflowings of the mind Take every creature in, of every kind ; Earth smiles around, with boundless...
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L'essai sur l'homme

Alexander Pope - Human beings - 1821 - 207 pages
...serves the virtuous mind to wake , As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake ; The centre mov'd , a circle straight succeeds , Another still , and still...and next all human race ; Wide and more wide , th' o'erflowings of the mind Take ev'ry creature in , of ev'ry kind ; Earth smiles around , with boundless...
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Schleswigsches Journal, Volume 1

1792
...mov'da circle strait succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads. Friends, parents, neighbours first it will embrace, His country next, and next all human race. Wide and more -wide th' o'erflowings of the mind Take evVy creature in , of ev'ry kind. Earth smiles around, with boundless...
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William Blake

D. G. Gillham, Bill Gillham - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 216 pages
...serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake; The centre moved, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still...next; and next all human race; Wide and more wide, the o'erflowings of the mind Take every creature in, of every kind; Earth smiles around, with boundless...
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Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms

Merriam-Webster, Inc - Reference - 1984 - 940 pages
...virtuous mind to wake, as the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake . . . friend, parent, neighbor, first it will embrace; his country next; and next all human race— Pope) Amour propre comes closer to self-esteem, for it stresses pride, usually pardonable pride, in...
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Designs on Truth: The Poetics of the Augustan Mock-Epic

Gregory G. Colomb - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 256 pages
...mov'd, a circle strait succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads, Friend, parent, neighbor, first it will embrace, His country next, and next all human race. Wide and more wide, th'o'erf lowings of the mind Take ev'ry creature in, of ev'ry kind; Earth smiles around, with boundless...
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The Great Harmonia: The Teacher

Andrew J. Davis - 1996 - 396 pages
...moved, a circle straight succeeds. Another still, and still another spreads : Friend, kindred, neighbor, first it will embrace, His country next, and next all human race." The kind reader may inquire — Is it possible to render the human spirit Harmonious ? Yes, — and...
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The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: English Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson

Blanford Parker - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 262 pages
...virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake; The centre mov'd, a circle strait succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads,...Friend, parent, neighbour first it will embrace, His county next, and next all human race, Wide and more wide, th' o'erflowings of the mind Take every creature...
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The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume

Adam Potkay - Philosophy - 2000 - 241 pages
...virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake; The centre mov'd, a circle strait succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads,...next, and next all human race, Wide and more wide, th' o'erflowings of the mind Take ev'ry creature in, of ev'ry kind; Eardi smiles around, with boundless...
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The Skeptical Sublime: Aesthetic Ideology in Pope and the Tory Satirists

James Noggle - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 288 pages
...mov'd, a circle strait succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads, Friend, parent, neighbor, first it will embrace, His country next, and next all human race, Wide and more wide, th'o'erflowings of the mind Take ev'ry creature in, of ev'ry kind; Earth smiles around, with boundless...
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