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" Man, but for that, no action could attend, And, but for this, were active to no end: Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot: Or, meteor-like, flame lawless through the void, Destroying others, by himself destroy'd. "
An essay on man [by A. Pope]. With some humourous verses on the death of ... - Pagina 10
di Alexander Pope - 1736 - 32 pagine
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Englische grammatik ...: -3. Th. Die lehre von der wort-und satzfügung. 1.-2 ...

Eduard Adolf Ferdinand Maetzner - 1865
...I hardly yet have learn'd To insinuate, flatter, bow and bend my knee (SHAKSP. , Rich. II. 4, 1.). Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot (PoPE, Essay on M. 2, 63.). I've sent our trustiest friend To see and sift him (BuLW., Eichel. 5, 2.)....
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The British Poets, Volume 2

1866
...spring of motion, acts the soul ; Reason's comparing balance rules the whole. Man but for that no action could attend, And but for this were active to no end...peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot ; VOL. n. 4 Or, meteor-like, flame lawless through the void, Destroying others, by himself destroy'd....
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

1867
...of motion, acts the soul; Season's comparing balance rules the whole. Man, but for that, no action could attend, And but for this, were active to no...nutrition, propagate, and rot ; Or, meteor-like, flame lawless through the void, Destroying others, by himself cle^troy'd, Sedate and quiet, the comparing...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 526 pagine
...motion, acts the soul ; Reason's comparing balance rules the whole. 60 Man, b'ut for that, no action could attend ; And, but for this, were active to no...nutrition, propagate, and rot ; Or, meteor-like, flame lawless through the void, Destroying others, by himself destroy'd. Most strength the moving principle...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 715 pagine
...In doubt his mind or body to prefer ; Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err. Pope, E. 3f. n. 1. Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot. Pope, EM ni3. On life's vast ocean diversely we sail, Reason the card, but passion is the gale. Pope,...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, ed. with notes and intr. memoir by A.W ...

Alexander Pope - 1869
...motion, acts4 the soul; Reason's comparing balance rules the whole. 60 Man, but for that, no action could attend, And but for this, were active to no...nutrition, propagate, and rot; Or, meteor-like, flame lawless thro' the void, 63 Destroying others, by himself destroy'd. Most strength the moving principle...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 458 pagine
...of truth, in endless error hurled ; The glory, jest, and riddle of the world.* Epistle ii. Line 13. Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot. Epistle ii. Line 63. On life's vast ocean diversely we sail, Reason the card, but passion is the gale....
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With memoir, critical diss., and ...

Alexander Pope - 1872
...motion, acts the soul ; Reason's comparing balance rules the whole. eo Man, but for that, no action could attend, And, but for this, were active to no...nutrition, propagate, and rot ; Or, meteor-like, flame lawless through the void, Destroying others, by himself destroy'd. Most strength the moving principle...
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Literature of the English Language: Comprising Representative Selections ...

Ephraim Hunt - 1872 - 640 pagine
...whole. Man, but for that, no action could attend ; And, but for this, were active to no end : Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot ; Or, meteor-like, flame lawless through the void, Destroying others, by himself destroyed. Most strength the moving principle...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 pagine
...of truth, in endless error hurl'd ; The glory, jest, and riddle of the world !2 Epistle ii. Line 13. Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot. Epistle ii. Line 63. On life's vast ocean diversely we sail, Reason the card, but passion is the gale....
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