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" Superior beings, when of late they saw A mortal man unfold all nature's law, Admir'd such wisdom in an earthly shape, And shew'da Newton as we shew an ape. "
The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ... - Page 66
1821
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Broome, Pope, Pitt, Thomson

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 536 pages
...imitate the Sun. Go teach Eternal Wisdom how to ruler-- Then drop jntp thyself, and be a fool I J5$ Superior beings, when of late they saw A mortal man unfold all Nature's law, Admir'd such wisdom hi an earthly shape, And shon'da Newton as we shew an ape. Could he, whose rules the rapid comet bind,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 546 pages
...to rule: — • Then drpp into thyself, and be a foul ! 30 Superior beings, when of late they PAW A mortal man unfold all Nature's law, Admir'd such wisdom in an earthly shape, And show'da Newton as we shew an ape. Could he, whose rules the rapid comet bind, Describe or fix one movement...
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The works of Richard Hurd, Volume 2

Richard Hurd (bp. of Worcester.) - 1811 - 374 pages
...may be taken from Mr. Pope. One of the most striking passages in the Essay on Man is the following, Superior Beings, when of late they saw A mortal man...earthly shape, And shew'da NEWTON, as we shew an ape. Ep. ii. v. 31. Can you doubt, from the singularity of this sentiment, that the great poet had his eye...
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The Works of Richard Hurd, Lord Bishop of Worcester: Critical works

Richard Hurd - 1811 - 380 pages
...of the ' iT -.',',. ,5"X * ,1* - ,- ->'most striking passages in the Essay on Man is the followingy Superior Beings, when of late they saw A mortal man...unfold all nature's law, Admir'd such wisdom in an earthly-shape, And shew'da NEWTON, as we shew an ape. Can you doubt, from the singularity of this sentiment,...
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The Works of the Right Reverend William Warburton, D.D., Lord ..., Volume 11

William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester), Richard Hurd - 1811 - 446 pages
...Pope, then confirms and illustrates this reasoning by one, of the greatest examples that ever was : Superior Beings, when of late they saw A mortal Man unfold all nature's law, Adrnir'd such wisdom in an earthly shape, And shew'da NEM^TON, as we shew an ape. In these lines he...
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The Works of the Right Reverend William Warburton ...

William Warburton - 1811 - 444 pages
...Mr. Pope then confirms and illustrates this reasoning by one of the greatest examples that ever was : Superior Beings, when of late they saw A mortal Man unfold all nature's law, Adrnir'd such wisdom in an earthly shape, And shew'da NEWTON, as we shew an ape. In these lines he...
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The Works of the Right Reverend William Warburton, D.D., Lord ..., Volume 11

William Warburton, Richard Hurd - 1811 - 454 pages
...that ever was : Superior Beings, when of late they saw A mortal Man unfold all nature's law, Adrnir'd such wisdom in an earthly shape, And shew'da NEWTON, as we shew an ape. In these lines he speaks to this effect — " But to make " you fully sensible of the difficulty of...
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The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1801-11, Volume 7

1812 - 656 pages
...vi. p. 400. t Superior beings, when of late they suw A mortal man unfold all nature's law, Adiuir'd such wisdom in an earthly shape, And shew'da Newton as we shew an ape! Pors. • Polemic glutton, whose insatiate soul Folios of Fathers gormandizes whole ; And, to relax...
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The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for ..., Volume 7

1812 - 654 pages
...little School-boy's Guide ! * Originally published in 1791. t See Poetical Register, Vol. vi. p. 400. f Superior beings, when of late they saw A mortal man unfold all nature's law, Adniir'il such wisdom in an earthly shape, And shew'da Newton as we shew an ape ! Pars, cc 2 * Polemic...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1812 - 348 pages
...imitate the sun. Go, teach Eternal Wisdom how to rule — Then drop into thyself, and be a fool ! 30 Superior beings, when of late they saw A mortal man unfold all nature's law, As wisely sure a modest ape might aim To be like man, whose faculties and frame He sees, he feels,...
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