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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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The Works of Alexander Pope;

Alexander Pope - 1822 - 368 pages
...and apparent mortification, in the apology prefixed to the last edition of this View. 10 EPISTLE I. AWAKE, my ST. JOHN ! leave all meaner things To low...to die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of Man ; 5 A mighty maze ! but not without a plan ; A wild, where weeds and flow'rs promiscuous shoot, Or...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volume 17

1853 - 636 pages
...lettres ; and, not to multiply instances, Horsley was mighty both in mathematics and divinity. Then " Let us, since life can little more supply Than just to look about us, and to die," let us increase our knowledge, cultivate our virtue, (I mean in the Christian, not in the heathen,...
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The Daring Muse: Augustan Poetry Reconsidered

Margaret Anne Doody, Professor of English Margaret Anne Doody - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 314 pages
...use under the governance of a new and individual style which is the product of a mixture of styles: A mighty 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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Politeness and Its Discontents: Problems in French Classical Culture

Peter France, Emeritus Professor of French Peter France - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 268 pages
...amplifier; Pope's first eight tensyllable lines become twelve twelve-syllable lines in his version: Awake, my St John! leave all meaner things To low...wild, where weeds and flowers promiscuous shoot; Or garden, tempting with forbidden fruit. Sors de l'enchantement, Milord; laisse au vulgaire Le séduisant...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Quotations, English - 1992 - 1172 pages
...And gladly praise the merit of a foe? (Fr. Ill) FiP; HAP; NAEL-I; OAEL-1; PoEL-3 An Essay on Man 58 ot stirred. (Fr. Epistle I) 59 Laugh where we must, be candid where we can; But vindicate the ways of God to Man....
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Gardens and the Picturesque: Studies in the History of Landscape Architecture

John Dixon Hunt - Arquitectura del paisaje - 1992 - 414 pages
...begins the Essay on Man with an exactly similar testimony to the congruence of idea and landscape: Let us (since Life can little more supply Than just...mighty maze! but not without a plan; A Wild, where woods and flow'rs promiscuous shoot, Or garden, tempting with forbidden fruit. Together let us beat...
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Landscape, Natural Beauty and the Arts

Salim Kemal, Ivan Gaskell - Philosophy - 1993 - 296 pages
...should have identified that point of view as the station occupied by the independent landed gentleman: Awake, my ST. JOHN! leave all meaner things To low...die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of Man; A mightly maze! but not without plan. . . Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the open, what...
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The Art of Translating Prose

Burton Raffel - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1994 - 192 pages
...hard to say, if greater want of skill / Appear in writing or in judging ill" and the latter begins "Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things / To low ambition, and the pride of kings." And we are startled neither when Matthew Arnold begins his "The Scholar Gipsy" with a much less direct...
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Man a Machine ; And, Man a Plant

Julien Offray de La Mettrie - Philosophy - 1994 - 100 pages
...the clouds in the atmosphere no more rapidly. 12. Alexander Pope (1688-1744) begins his Essay on Man, Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of Kings. In old age, that cold season when one is no longer fitted to give or receive other pleasures, what...
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Imagining Monsters: Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth-Century England

Dennis Todd - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 366 pages
...in his effort to get a purchase on the problem of the imagination, poetry, and ethical obligations: Let us (since Life can little more supply Than just...scene of Man; A mighty maze! but not without a plan; Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the open, what the covert yield; The latent tracts,...
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