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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 ... - Page 10
by Alexander Pope - 1736 - 44 pages
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An Essay on Man: In Epistles to a Friend. Epistle II..

Alexander Pope - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1733 - 18 pages
...MaI-.but/forMhat:"n6 Action could attend, r / > And but for this/ were adive to no End,( 8 ) Fix'd like a Plant on his peculiar Spot, To draw nutrition,...rot ; Or Meteor-like flame lawlefs through the Void, Deftroying others, by himfelf deftroy'd. Moil Strength the moving Principle requires, A&ive its Task,...
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A Critical and Philosophical Commentary on Mr. Pope's Essay on Man: In which ...

William Warburton - Literary Criticism - 1742 - 188 pages
...as the Spring, Man would be unaftive, and without Reafon, as the Balance, active to no Purpofe. Fixt like a Plant on his peculiar Spot, To draw Nutrition, propagate, and rot : Or Meteor like flame lawlefs thro' the Void, Deftroying others, by himfelf deftroy'd. Having thus explained...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Moral essays

Alexander Pope - Literary Criticism - 1751 - 198 pages
...motion, adls the foul ; Reafon's comparing balance rules the whole. 60 Man, but for that, no adlion could attend, And, but for this, were active to no end : Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar fpot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot ; Or, meteor-like, flame lawlefs thro' the voidy 65 Deftroying...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Moral essays

Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester) - English literature - 1757
...of motion, acts the foul ; Reafon's comparing balance rules the whole. 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 fpot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot : Or, meteor-like, flame lawlefs thro' the void, 6 Deftroying...
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An Essay on Man: By Alexander Pope, Esq. Enlarged and Improved by the Author ...

Alexander Pope - 1763 - 124 pages
...motion, ats the foul; Reafon's comparing balance rules the whole. 60 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 fpot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot; Or, meteor-like, flame lawlefs thro' the void, 65 Deftroying...
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An Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - Literary Criticism - 1763 - 124 pages
...of motion, acts the foul; Reafon's comparing balance rules the whole. 60 Man, but for that, no a&ion could attend, And but for this, were active to no end : Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar fpot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot; Or, meteor-like, flame lawlefs thro' the void., 65 Deftroying...
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Rational self-love, or A philosophical and moral essay on the natural ...

L. Nihell - Drama - 1770
..." Man, but for that, no Aclion could attend," " And, but for this, were a&ive to no End : " " Fixt like a Plant on his peculiar Spot," " To draw Nutrition, propagate, and rot ;" " Or, Meteor like, flams Lawlefi thro' the Void," ", Deft roy ing others, by himfi!f deftroy'd. " EJfay...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...motion, acts 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...peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot; Pr meteor-like, flame lawless thro' the void, 65 Destroying others, by himself destroy'dy Most strength...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq

Alexander Pope - 1777 - 195 pages
...fpring of motion, aas the foul ; Reifon's comparing'baUnte rules the whole. Man butfor that, no action could attend, And, but for this, were active to no end : Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar fpot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot : Or, meteor-like, flame lawlefs thro' the void, Deftroying...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volumes 32-34

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...aftion could attend, And, but for this, were aftive to no end : Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar fpot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot : Or, meteor-like, flame lawlefs through the void, 65 Deftroying others, by himfelf deftroy'd. Moft ftrength the moving principle requires ; Aftive its...
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