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" Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man; A mighty maze! but not without a plan; A wild,... "
The Poetical Works - Page 12
by Alexander Pope - 1828
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Arabula: The Divine Guest

Andrew J Davis - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1996 - 412 pages
...announced by Pope in his introduction to the inimitable Essay on Man : — " Let us (since life can \\jfie more supply Than just to look about us, and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of mail ; A mighty maze ; but not without a plan ; A wild, where weeds and Sowers promiscuous shoot, Or...
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Essais esthétiques

Adam Smith - Aesthetics - 1997 - 146 pages
...vains. » E in van 1" interne a'lui s'oppose; e in vano S'armô d'Asia, e di Libia il popol misto...' Let us, since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die...2 Dans la poésie anglaise comme dans l'italienne, un accent, bien qu'il ne doive jamais être...
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Manner of Correspondence: A Study of the Scriblerus Club

Patricia Carr Brückmann - Humor - 1997 - 204 pages
...begins by inviting St John to what looks to be a meditative experience in the literal sense. He is to "leave all meaner things / To low ambition, and the pride of Kings" (1.1-2), to return to the ample fields, to philosophical exploration, from the baser concerns about...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 686 pages
...expletives their feeble aid do join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line. 8889 An Essay on Man r) Sithe off cure language he was the lodesterre....gold or gret richesse. LYLYJohn c.1554-1606 6653 8890 An Essay on Man Eye Nature's walks, shoot Folly as it flies, And catch the Manners living as they...
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The Whore's Story: Women, Pornography, and the British Novel, 1684-1830

Bradford K. Mudge - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 298 pages
...no way pornographic, the poem uses obscenity to attack Pope's sanctimonious philosophy. First Pope: Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things To low...maze! but not without a plan; A Wild, where weeds and flow'rs promiscuous shoot, Or Garden, tempting with forbidden fruit. Together let us beat this ample...
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 322 pages
...on Man, for example, begins with an address to Pope's friend Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke: Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things To low...maze! but not without a plan; A Wild, where weeds and flow'rs promiscuous shoot, Or Garden, tempting with forbidden fruit. Together let us beat this ample...
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Pope, Print, and Meaning

J. McLaverty - Authors and publishers - 2001 - 286 pages
...itself, similar contrasts emerge. The beginning of An Essay on Man shifts the emphasis to the epistle: AWAKE! my ST. JOHN! leave all meaner things To low Ambition and the Pride of Kings. ( i . i-2l The opening address has a certain grandeur; but the tone soon becomes more intimate, and...
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Labyrinth Walking: Patterns of Power

Patricia Telesco - Labyrinths - 2001 - 228 pages
...soulsearching (labyrinth oriented) APPEMDIX A Cods and Coddesses of Mazes, Labyrinths, Mandalas and Patterns Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man, A mighty maze, but not without a Plan — Alexander Pope, Essay on Man Throughout the world's history humankind has often turned to a facet...
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Der wohltemperierte Mensch: Aufklärungsanthropologien im Widerstreit, Volume 259

Hans-Peter Nowitzki - History - 2003 - 480 pages
...1777/1777/1779/1785. Iselin, Isaac, Über die Geschichte der Menschheit. Let us, since live can litde more supply,/ Than just to look about us and to die,/ Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man. POPE. [Essay on Man 1,3-5], Erster und Zweyter Band. Neue und verbesserte Auflage, Zürich: Orell,...
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Slavery and Augustan Literature: Swift, Pope, Gay

John A. Richardson - English literature - 2004 - 210 pages
...dedication, since the opening lines represent St John as the presiding genius of the poem. It begins: AWAKE, my ST. JOHN! leave all meaner things To low...scene of Man; A mighty maze! but not without a plan. (Essay on Man, 1 .1-6) St John, of course, had been centrally involved in the Asienlo negotiations...
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