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" Why has not man a microscopic eye? For this plain reason, man is not a fly. "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author - Page 236
by Alexander Pope - 1848
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - 1796 - 524 pages
...beyond Mankind ; 190 No pow'rs of body or of soul to share But what his nature and his state can bear. Why has not Man a microscopic eye ? For this plain reason, man is not a fly. Sny for what use were finer optics giv'n, 195 T' inspect a mite, not comprehend the hear'n ? Or touch,...
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An essay on man. Cornish ed

Alexander Pope - 1798 - 140 pages
...beyond mankind; No pow'rs of body or of soul to share, But what his nature and his state can bear. Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain...is not a fly. Say, what the use, were finer optics giv'n? • T inspect a mite! not comprehend the heav'n. Or touch, if tremblingly alive all o'er, To...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 232 pages
...beyond Mankind ; 190 No pow'rs of body or of soul to share, But what his Nature and his state can bear. Why has not Man a microscopic eye ? For this plain...Man is not a fly. Say what the use were finer optics giv'n, 195 T'inspect a mite, not comprehend the heav'n ? Or touch, if tremblingly alive all o'er, Tolsmart...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 408 pages
...beyond mankind} No pow'rs of body or of soul to share, But what his nature and his state can bear. Why has not Man a microscopic eye ? For this plain...is not a fly. Say what the use, were finer optics giv'n, T' inspect a mite, not comprehend the heav'n ? Or touch, if tremblingly-alive all o'er, To smart...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 440 pages
...lapsed condition of man, the chief foundation of the Christian revelation, it is difficult to say. 11. Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain reason, man is not a fly. Say, * Hume's Essays, quarto, pag, 106. t Ver. 171. Say, what the use, were finer optics giv'n, T' inspect...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 464 pages
...lapsed condition of man, the chief foundation of the Christian revelation, it is difficult to say. 1 1. Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain reason, man is not a fly. * Hume's Essays, quarto, pag. 106. f Ver. 171. Say, what the use, were finer optics giv'n, T' inspect...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1807 - 316 pages
...hliss of man (could pride that hlessing find,) Is not to act or think heyond mankind; liX) No pow'r* of hody or of soul to share, But what his nature and...man is not a fly. Say what the use were finer optics giv'n, 195 T' inspect a mite, not comprebend the heav'n? Or touch, if tremhlingly alive all o'er, To...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ...

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808 - 328 pages
...beyond mankind ; No powers of body or of soul to share, But what his nature and his state can bear. Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain...man is not a fly. Say what the use were finer optics giv'n, To' inspect a mite, not comprehend the heav'n? Or touch, if tremblingly alive all o'er, To smart...
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1808 - 334 pages
...beyond mankind ; No powers of body or of soul to share, But what his nature and his state can bear. Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain...man is not a fly. Say what the use were finer optics giv'n, To' inspect a mite, not comprehend the heav'n ? Or touch, if tremblingly alive all o'er, To...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 46

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1832 - 644 pages
...concussion in the air, when alt the whale body would have the tenderness of a wound.' — Sermon 3. 1 Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain...a fly. Say what the use, were finer optics given, T" inspect a mite, not comprehend the heaven ? Or touch, if tremblingly (dive nil o'er, . To smart...
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