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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author - Page 236
by Alexander Pope - 1848
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...beyond Mankind ; 190 No pow'rs of body or of soul to share But what his nature and his state can bear. Why has not Man a microscopic eye ? For this plain reason, man is not a fly. Sny for what use were finer optics giv'n, 195 T' inspect a mite, not comprehend the hear'n ? Or touch,...
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An essay on man. Cornish ed

Alexander Pope - 1798
...beyond mankind; No pow'rs of body or of soul to share, But what his nature and his state can bear. Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain...is not a fly. Say, what the use, were finer optics giv'n? • T inspect a mite! not comprehend the heav'n. Or touch, if tremblingly alive all o'er, To...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope: with his last corrections ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester), Colley Cibber - 1804 - 754 pages
...beyond Mankind ; 190 No pow'rs of body or of soul to share, But what his Nature and his state can bear. Why has not Man a microscopic eye ? For this plain...Man is not a fly. Say what the use were finer optics giv'n, 195 T'inspect a mite, not comprehend the heav'n ? Or touch, if tremblingly alive all o'er, Tolsmart...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...beyond mankind} No pow'rs of body or of soul to share, But what his nature and his state can bear. Why has not Man a microscopic eye ? For this plain...is not a fly. Say what the use, were finer optics giv'n, T' inspect a mite, not comprehend the heav'n ? Or touch, if tremblingly-alive all o'er, To smart...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...lapsed condition of man, the chief foundation of the Christian revelation, it is difficult to say. 11. Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain reason, man is not a fly. Say, * Hume's Essays, quarto, pag, 106. t Ver. 171. Say, what the use, were finer optics giv'n, T' inspect...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...lapsed condition of man, the chief foundation of the Christian revelation, it is difficult to say. 1 1. Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain reason, man is not a fly. * Hume's Essays, quarto, pag. 106. f Ver. 171. Say, what the use, were finer optics giv'n, T' inspect...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1807
...hliss of man (could pride that hlessing find,) Is not to act or think heyond mankind; liX) No pow'r* of hody or of soul to share, But what his nature and...man is not a fly. Say what the use were finer optics giv'n, 195 T' inspect a mite, not comprebend the heav'n? Or touch, if tremhlingly alive all o'er, To...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope: In four volumes. Collated ..., Volumes 1-2

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...beyond mankind ; No powers of body or of soul to share, But what his nature and his state can bear. Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain...man is not a fly. Say what the use were finer optics giv'n, To' inspect a mite, not comprehend the heav'n? Or touch, if tremblingly alive all o'er, To smart...
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1808
...beyond mankind ; No powers of body or of soul to share, But what his nature and his state can bear. Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain...man is not a fly. Say what the use were finer optics giv'n, To' inspect a mite, not comprehend the heav'n ? Or touch, if tremblingly alive all o'er, To...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 46

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Sir John Murray (IV), Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, George Walter Prothero - 1832
...concussion in the air, when alt the whale body would have the tenderness of a wound.' — Sermon 3. 1 Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain...a fly. Say what the use, were finer optics given, T" inspect a mite, not comprehend the heaven ? Or touch, if tremblingly (dive nil o'er, . To smart...
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