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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope - Page 55
by Alexander Pope - 1879 - 505 pages
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - 1796 - 524 pages
...Fir'd at first sight with what the Muse imparts, In fearless youth, we tempt the heights of arts, 220 While from the bounded level of our mind, Short views...surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise ! So pleas 'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, 223 Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread t!ie sky ;...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 26

1798 - 618 pages
...believe, has been noticed by Mr. Headley : the resemblance is in the celebrated Simile of the Alps : " So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky ; TV eternal snows appear already past, And thje first clouds and mountains seem the last ; But, those...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - 1801 - 424 pages
...province. The same may be ob served of the word prospect in the last line of the following passage: So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount...to tread the sky; Th' eternal snows appear already pait, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last ; But those attain'd, we tremble to survey The...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 236 pages
...Fir'd at first sight with what the Muse imparts, In fearless youth we tempt the heights of arts, 220 While from the bounded level of our mind Short views...; But more advanc'd, behold with strange surprise, Naw distant scenes of endless science rise ! So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, 22S Mount...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 418 pages
...again. Fir'd at first sight with what the Muse imparts , In fearlessyouth we tempt the heights of arts, While, from the bounded level of our mind, Short views we take ,nor see the lengths behind; But, more arlvanc'd, behold with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise ! So pleas'd at...
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The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L. L. D.: Late One of ..., Volume 1

James Wilson - 1804 - 494 pages
...paths, through which this science leads us, we may well adopt the language of the philosophick poet ; So pleas'd, at first, the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the skjr. Th' eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last : But...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 924 pages
...th' Etrumn shades Hi$h orer-arch'd cmbow'r, to thick bestrewn Abject and lost lay these. Milton. SO So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the <kv. Pope. At into air the purer spirit* flow, And sep'rate from their kindred dregs below, Sf flew...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 416 pages
...not published when Dr. Warburton delivered this insinuation of a failure of poetical abilities. 17. So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky j Th' eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last: But, those...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 408 pages
...again. Fir'd at first sight with what the Muse imparts, In fearless youth we tempt the heights. of Arts, While from the bounded level of our mind, Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind. But more advanced, behold with strange surprize New distant scenes of endless science rise ! So pleas'd at first...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1807 - 316 pages
...surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise ( So pleas'd at first the tow 'ring Alps we try, tS.-' Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky !...past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last Hut those atain'd, we tremhle to survey, The growing lahours of the lengthen'd way; 30 Tli' increasing...
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