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" The Rosicrucians are a people I must bring you acquainted with. The best account I know of them is in a French book, called Le Comte de Gabalis, which both in its title and size is so like a Novel, that many of the Fair Sex have read it for one by mistake. "
The works of Alexander Pope; with a memoir of the author, notes [&c.] by G ... - Page 94
by Alexander Pope - 1835
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 542 pages
...you acquainted with. The best account I know of them is in a French book called Le Compte de Gabalis, which both in its title and size is so like a novel,...air, are the best-conditioned creatures imaginable. As to the following cantos, all the passages of them are as fabulous as the vision at the beginning,...
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Poetical Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 632 pages
...acquainted with. The best account I know of them is in a French book called Le Compte de Gabalis, wnich, both in its title and size, is so like a novel, that...the Sylphs, whose habitation is in the air, are the best conditioned creatures imaginable; for they say, any mortal may enjoy the most intimate familiarities...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1863 - 348 pages
...acquainted with. The best account I know of them is in a French book called " Le Comte de Gabalis," which, both in its title and size, is so like a novel,...best-conditioned creatures imaginable ; for, they say, any mortal may enjoy the most intimate familiarities with these gentle spirits, upon a condition very easy...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, ed. with notes and intr. memoir by A.W ...

Alexander Pope - 1869 - 570 pages
...you acquainted with. The best account I know of them is in a French book call'd Le Comte tie Gabalist which both in its title and size is so like a Novel,...Sylphs, Gnomes, Nymphs, and Salamanders. The Gnomes or Daemons of Earth delight in 1 It appears, by this Motto, that the following Poem was written or published...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1869 - 512 pages
...you acquainted with. The best account I know of them is in a French book called Le Comte de Gabtiits, which both in its title and size is so like a novel,...by spirits, which they call sylphs, gnomes, nymphs, anil salamanders. The gnomes, or demons of earth, delight in mischief; but the sylphs, whose habitation...
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The Vision of William Concerning Piers the Plowman

William Langland - 1869 - 278 pages
...fire, the nymphs in the water; and as Pope says, in his Introduction to the Rape of the Lock—• The gnomes, or demons of earth, delight in mischief; but the sylphs, whose habitation is the air, are the best-conditioned creatures imaginable.' 132. The texts are, Reddite Ccesari, L 52,...
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Faust: A Tragedy, Part 1

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1871 - 438 pages
...the Rosicrucians : " The best account I know of them is in a French book called Le Comte de Gabalis, which, both in its title and size, is so like a novel,...nymphs, and salamanders. The gnomes, or demons of the earth, delight in mischief; but the sylphs, whose habitation is in the air, are the bestconditioned...
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Faust: A Tragedy, Part 1

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1872 - 340 pages
...account I know of them is in a French book called Le Comte de Gabalis, which, both in its title and siJe, is so like a novel, that many of the fair sex have...nymphs, and salamanders. The gnomes, or demons of the earth, delight in mischief; but the sylphs, whose habitation is in the air, are the best conditioned...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With memoir, critical diss., and ...

Alexander Pope - 1872 - 744 pages
...bo'.h in its title and size is so like a novel, that ratiy of the fair sex have read it for one hy mistake. According to these gentlemen, the four elements...mischief ; but the Sylphs, whose habitation is in the sir, are the best-conditioned creatures imaginable. For they say, any mortals may enjoy the most intimate...
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Notes and Queries

1872 - 602 pages
...— It is strange that so little should be known of the author of this book, " which," Pope says, " both in its title and size is so like a novel that...of the fair sex have read it for one by mistake." The author was L'Abbe^ Montfaucon de Villars, nephew of the celebrated Benedictin Bernard de Montfaucon,...
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