The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Moral essays (Google eBook)

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J. and P. Knapton, 1751
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Page 90 - Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
Page 117 - 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...
Page 34 - Planets and suns run lawless through the sky ; Let ruling angels from their spheres be hurl'd, Being on being wreck'd, and world on world ; Heaven's whole foundations to their centre nod, And Nature trembles to the throne- of God. All this dread order break — for whom ? for thee ? Vile worm ! —oh madness ! pride ! impiety ! IX.
Page 35 - The great directing mind of all ordains. All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul ; That chang'd through all, and yet in all the same ; Great in the Earth, as in th...
Page 160 - What conscience dictates to be done, Or warns me not to do, This teach me more than hell to shun, That more than heaven pursue.
Page 18 - Lo, the poor Indian! whose untutor'd mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind; His soul, proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk, or milky way...
Page 90 - 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 73 - The learn'd is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that he knows no more ; The rich is happy in the plenty given, The poor contents him with the care of Heaven.
Page 46 - 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...
Page 33 - Were we to press, inferior might on ours; Or in the full creation leave a void, Where, one step broken, the great scale's 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.