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" Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate All but the page prescribed, their present state: From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer being here below ? The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would... "
Essai sur l'homme: pome philosophique par Alexandre Pope, en cinq langues ... - Page 5
by Alexander Pope - 1762 - 347 pages
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The Every Day Book: For Youth

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Almanacs - 1834 - 415 pages
...be, so long as we continue at enmity with others." THE PRESENT CONDITION OF MAN VINDICATED. HEAVEN from all creatures hides the book of fate, All but the page prescribed, their present state, Oh ! blindness to the future ! kindly given, That each may fill the...
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The works of Alexander Pope; with a memoir of the author, notes ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1835
...or there ? The bless'd to-day is as completely so, 75 As who began a thousand years ago. iII. Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate ; All but the page prescribed, their present state ; From brutes what men, from men what spirits know; Or who could suffer...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 850 pages
...matter, soon or late, or here or there ? The blest today is as completely so, 75 As who began a thousand years ago. III. Heav'n from all creatures hides the book of Fate, All but the page prescrib'd, their present state; From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer...
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Romanticism and Anthony Trollope: A Study in the Continuities of Nineteenth ...

L. J. Swingle - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 299 pages
...limits of human understanding. It has affinities with Alexander Pope's argument in An Essay on Man that "Heav'n from all creatures hides the book of Fate, / All but the page prescrib'd, their present state" (I, 77-78). Men suffer, as Pope reminds us, from pride, "reas'ning...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...imperfect, Heav'n in fault; Say rather, Man's as perfect as he ought: Pope POETRY QUOTATIONS Pope 63 EL-4 A Red, Red prescrib'd, their present state: (Fr. Epistle I) 64 Oh blindness to the future! kindly giv'n, That...
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Candide and Related Texts

Voltaire, David Wootton - 2000 - 190 pages
...late, or here or there? The blest today is as completely so, As who began a thousand years ago. Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate, All but the page prescribed, their present state: From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer...
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Probability Moon

Nancy Kress - Fiction - 2002 - 320 pages
...Now Available in Hardcover from Tor Books Turn the page for a preview of Nancy Kress 's latest Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate, All but the page prescribed, their present state. — ALEXANDER POPE, "AN ESSAY ON MAN" PROLOGUE MARS July, 2168 Bellington...
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Paranoia and Modernity: Cervantes to Rousseau

John Farrell - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 341 pages
...without it we would be even more miserable than we are. Ignorance is another indispensable resource. Heav'n from all creatures hides the book of Fate, All but the page prescrib'd, their present state: From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer...
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