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" The learn'd is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that he knows no more ; The rich is happy in the plenty given, The poor contents him with the care of Heaven. "
Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining, in Poetry - Page 203
edited by - 1791
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An Essay on Man: In Four Epistles to H. St. John, Lord Bolingbroke

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1824 - 48 pages
...the passion, knowledge, fame, or pelú Not one will change his neighbour with himself. The learn'd is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that...he knows no more ; The rich is happy in the plenty giv'n, 365 The poor contents him with the care of Heav'n. See the blind beggar dance, the cripple stag,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1824
...the Passion, knowledge, fame, or pelf, Not one will change his neighbour with himself. The learn'd is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that he knows no more ; COMMENTARY. " One prospect lost, another still we gain ; And not a VANITY is giv'n in vain." Which...
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Adumbration: being an attempt to give a sketch of some important change that ...

Elias Carpenter - 1824 - 650 pages
...learned in youth ; if incorrect, candour must make allowance. I think the poet saith, " The learn' d is happy Nature to explore, " The fool is happy that he knows no more." you that may be poor unlearned, do not deplore it, but be thankful. Could you be made acquainted with...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1824
...the Passion, knowledge, fame, or pelf, Not one will change his neighbour with himself. The learn'd is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that he knows no more ; COMMENTARY. " One prospect lost, another still we gain ; And not a VANITY is giv'n in vain." Which...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 3-4

British anthology - 1825 - 460 pages
...the passion, knowledge, fame, or pelf, Noi one will change his neighbour with himself. The learu'd is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that...of Heaven. See the blind beggar dance, the cripple sing, The sot a hero, lunatic a king; The starving chemist in his golden views Supremely bless'd, the...
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The Poetical Works of Alex. Pope: With a Sketch of the Author's Life

Alexander Pope - 1825 - 536 pages
...the passion, knowledge, fame, or pelf, Not one will change his neighbour with himself. The learn'd is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that...of Heaven. See the blind beggar dance, the cripple sing, The sot a hero, lunatic a king ; The starving chemist in his golden views Supremely bless'd,...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Diccion - 1825 - 382 pages
...the passion, knowledge, fame, or pelf, Not one would change his neighbour with himself. The learn'd is happy, nature to explore, The fool is happy that...plenty given, The poor contents him with the care of heav'n • See the blind beggar dance, the cripple sing, The sot a hero, lunatic a king ; The starving...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1825 - 600 pages
...Whate'er the passion, knowledge, fame, or pelf, Not one will ehange his neighbour with himself. The leam'd 825 rieh is happy in the plenty given ; The poor eontents him with the eare of Heaven. ?ee the blind beggar...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope ...: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1826 - 396 pages
...the passiou, knowledge, fame, or pelf, Vot oue will change his neighhour with himself. The learn'd ed her amorous vows, While ehe with garlands hung...; The garlands fade, the vows are worn away : So coutents him with the care of H''av,:n. See the hlind heggar dance, the cripple sing, The sot a hero,...
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The Light of Truth: And Pleasure of Light ; in Four Books. Great is Truth ...

Russel Canfield - Atonement - 1827 - 302 pages
...Pope brings the subject home to our business and bosoms, in the following beautifitl lines : — " The learned is happy nature to explore, The fool is...The poor contents him with the care of heaven. See some strange comfort every state attend, And pride, bestowed on all, a common friend." But would the...
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