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" Then we upon our globe's last verge shall go, And see the ocean leaning on the sky ; From thence our rolling neighbours we shall know, And on the lunar world securely pry. "
The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ... - Pagina 246
di James Boswell - 1807
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Life of Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1913 - 300 pagine
...conscious : — 'Then we upon our orb's last verge shall go, And see the ocean leaning on the sky ; From thence our rolling neighbours we shall know, And on the lunar world securely pry.' These lines have no meaning ; but may we not say, in imita10 tion of Cowley on another book, — "Tis...
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Annus mirabilis

John Dryden - 1915 - 64 pagine
...be supplied. 164 Then we upon our globe's last verge shall go And view the ocean leaning on the sky: From thence our rolling neighbours we shall know And on the lunar world securely pry. to the Royal 165 Awn,*/* This I foretell, from your auspicious care Who great in search of God and...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1917 - 574 pagine
...has these lines: "Then we upon our globe's last verge shall go, And see the ocean leaning on the sky; From thence our rolling neighbours we shall know, And on the lunar world securely pry." ' Much pleasant conversation passed, which Johnson rel. ished with great good humour. But his conversation...
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Mammon's Music: Literature and Economics in the Age of Milton

Blair Hoxby - 2008 - 336 pagine
...suppli'd. 164. Then, we upon our Globes last verge shall go, And view the Ocean leaning on the sky: From thence our rolling Neighbours we shall know, And on the Lunar world securely pry. (lines 645-56) By referring to these ships as "instructed," Dryden suggests that they are intelligent...
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Science Fact and Science Fiction: An Encyclopedia

Brian M. Stableford - 2006 - 729 pagine
...stated that "Then, we upon our Globes last verge shall go, / And view the Ocean leaning on the sky: / From thence our rolling Neighbours we shall know, / And on the Lunar worlds securely pry". The mechanics of space travel remained an awkward challenge to the literary imagination...
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On Heroes, Hero-worship and the Heroic in History

Thomas Carlyle - 1899 - 235 pagine
...of the moon : " Then we upon the globe's last verge shall go, And view the Ocean leaning on the sky, From thence our rolling neighbours we shall know, And on the lunar world securely pry." Annus Mirabilis. p. 73. His last words. Mahomet arranged for the payment of his debts, and the establishment...
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history of england

...Royal Society. f "Then we upon the globe's last verge shall go, And view the ocean leaning on the sky, From thence our rolling neighbours we shall know, And on the lunar world securely pry." was doubtless something which might well move a smile. It is the universal law that whatever pursuit,...
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Selected Poems

John Dryden - 2001 - 582 pagine
...longitudes. 164 Then we upon our globe's last verge shall go And view the ocean leaning on the sky; 655 From thence our rolling neighbours we shall know And on the lunar world securely pry. 165 This I foretell from your auspicious care Who great in search of God and nature grow, Who best...
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From Euclid to Eddington: A Study of Conceptions of the External World

Edmund Taylor Whittaker - 1979 - 212 pagine
...regard to the earth: Then we upon our orb's last verge shall go And see the ocean leaning on the sky From thence our rolling neighbours we shall know And on the lunar world securely pry. It was confusions such as this that led Dr Johnson to say of Dryden: 'He delighted to tread upon the...
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