An Essay on Man: By Alexander Pope, Esq. Enlarged and Improved by the Author. Together with His MS. Additions and Variations as in the Last Edition of His Works. With the Notes of William, Lord Bishop of Gloucester
A. Millar, and J. and R. Tonson, 1763 - 124 pages
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againſt beaſts beſt bliſs body cauſe common creature direction divine earth effect employed epiſtle equal ev'ry Evil external extreme Faith fall firſt follow fool forms future gain gives Gods Happineſs hath heart Heav'n himſelf Hope human itſelf juſt kind kings knowledge Learn light lines lives Lord Man's Mankind mean mind moral moſt muſt Nature Nature's needs never NOTES notion object obſervation pain Paſſions Peace perfect pleaſure poet Pow'r pride principle Providence Reaſon regard Religion reſt riſe ruling ſame ſays ſecond ſee Self-love ſenſe ſhall ſome ſoul ſtate ſtill ſubject ſuch ſupport ſyſtem thee theſe things thoſe thou thro true truth turns Tyrant Univerſe uſe VARIATIONS Vice Virtue wants weak whole whoſe wiſe wrong
Page 60 - Joy tunes his voice, joy elevates his wings. Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat ? Loves of his own and raptures swell the note.
Page 25 - Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent ; Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part, As full, as perfect in a hair as heart ; As full, as perfect in vile man that mourns, As the rapt seraph that adores and burns. To Him no high, no low, no great, no small ; He fills, He bounds, connects and equals all.
Page 91 - But mutual wants this happiness increase, All nature's difference keeps all nature's peace. Condition, circumstance, is not the thing, Bliss is the same in subject or in king; In who obtain defence, or who defend, In him who is, or him who finds a friend : Heaven breathes through every member of the whole One common blessing as one common soul.
Page 49 - Fools ! who from hence into the notion fall, That vice or virtue there is none at all. If white and black blend, soften, and unite A thousand ways, is there no black or white?
Page 67 - Praise ye him sun and moon : praise him all ye stars of light. Praise him ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens ; let them praise the name of the Lord ; for he commanded, and they were created.
Page 70 - Go, from the creatures thy instructions take: Learn from the birds what food the thickets yield ; Learn from the beasts the physic of the field; Thy arts of building from the bee receive ; Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave; Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.
Page 119 - By saint, by savage, and by sage, Jehovah, Jove, or Lord! Thou Great First Cause, least understood, Who all my sense confined To know but this, that Thou art good, And that myself am blind; Yet gave me, in this dark estate, To see the good from ill; And binding Nature fast in fate, Left free the human will.
Page 31 - With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest; In doubt to deem himself a God or Beast; In doubt his mind or body to prefer; Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err...
Page 88 - Parnassian laurels yield, Or reap'd in iron harvests of the field ? Where grows? where grows it not ? if vain our toil, We ought to blame the culture, not the soil. Fix'd to no spot is happiness sincere; 'Tis no where to be found, or ev'ry where ; 'Tis never to be bought, but always free ; And, fled from monarchs, St.