“The” Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, 2. köide

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William Pickering, 1835

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Page 160 - 1 The world recedes; it disappears; Heaven opens on my eyes ; my ears With sounds seraphic ring: Lend, lend your wings! I mount! I fly! O grave ! where is thy victory ? O death ! where is thy sting ? TWO CHORUSES TO THE
Page 8 - when t' examine every part he came, Nature and Homer were, he found, the same. Convinc'd, amaz'd, he checks the bold design, And rules as strict his labour'd work confine As if the Stagyrite o'erlook'd each line. Learn hence for ancient rules a just esteem ; To copy Nature is to copy them.
Page 186 - PROLOGUE TO MR. ADDISON'S CATO. To wake the soul by tender strokes of art, To raise the genius, and to mend the heart; To make mankind, in conscious virtue bold, Live o'er each scene, and be what they behold; For this the tragic Muse first trod the stage, Commanding tears to stream through every
Page 86 - I go, Through this day's life or death! This day be bread and peace my lot: All else beneath the sun Thou know'st if best bestow'd or not And let thy will be done. To Thee, whose temple is all space, Whose altar earth, sea, skies ! One chorus let all Being raise ! All nature's incense rise ! MORAL ESSAYS. IN FOUR EPISTLES.
Page 44 - destroy'd: From Nature's chain whatever link you strike, Tenth, or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike. And if each system in gradation roll, Alike essential to th' amazing whole, The least confusion but in one, not all That system only, but the whole must fall.
Page 37 - form'd so weak, so little, and so blind! First, if thou canst, the harder reason guess Why form'd no weaker, blinder, and no less ? Ask of thy mother earth why oaks are made Taller or stronger than the weeds they shade ! Or ask of yonder argent fields above ^Vhy Jove's satellites are less than Jove!
Page 8 - Some beauties yet no precepts can declare, For there's a happiness as well as care. Music resembles poetry; in each Are nameless graces which no methods teach, And which a master-hand alone can reach. If, where the rules not far enough extend, (Since rules were made but to promote their end) Some lucky license answer to the full
Page 40 - Weigh thy opinion against Providence ; Call imperfection what thou fanciest such ; Say, here he gives too little, there too much; Destroy all creatures for thy sport or gust, Yet cry, if man's unhappy, God's unjust; If man alone engross not Heaven's high care Alone made perfect here, immortal there ; Snatch from his hand the balance and the
Page 84 - Teach me, like thee, in various nature wise To fall with dignity, with temper rise; Form'd by thy converse, happily to steer From grave to gay, from lively to severe; Correct with spirit, eloquent with ease, Intent to reason, or polite to please. O ! while along the stream of time thy
Page 40 - To be content's his natural desire ; He asks no angel's wing, no seraph's fire; But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company. 4. Go, wiser thou

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