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" What modes of sight betwixt each wide extreme, The mole's dim curtain, and the lynx's beam; Of smell, the headlong lioness between, And hound sagacious on the tainted green; Of hearing, from the life that fills the flood, To that which warbles through... "
Poetical Works - Page 34
by Alexander Pope - 1808
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Practical Education

Maria Edgeworth, Richard Lovell Edgeworth - Education - 1835 - 570 pages
...immediately apparent to a child;—> N3 298 PRACTICAL EDUCATION. " What modes of sight between each vast extreme, The mole's dim curtain, and the lynx's beam;...between, And hound sagacious on the tainted green." asked if she could tell what substantive the word "of" " Of smell." A girl of ten years old (C ) was...
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The Poetry of Life, Volume 2

Sarah Stickney Ellis - Life - 1835 - 370 pages
...writer — a singular paradox — an example of power exhibited in the description of a spider's web ! " The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine ! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line." Here we have distinct ideas of the most delicate sensibility, the most acute perception, and the wonderful...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 158

English essays - 1835 - 742 pages
...perhaps we do not know even the subtle, invisible, atmospheric agents by which it is guided. Pope says. The spider's touch how exquisitely fine, Feels at each thread and lives along the line. How far are we from comprehending the faculties with which these incredible, or all but incredible...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq., to which is Prefixed ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1836 - 332 pages
...mounts to man's imperial race, From the green myriads in the peopled grass : 210 What modes of sight betwixt each wide extreme, The mole's dim curtain,...each thread, and lives along the line; In the nice bee, what sense so subtly true, From poisonous herbs extracts the healing dew ? 220 How instinct varies...
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The Poetical Works of A. Pope: Including His Translation of Homer , to which ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1836 - 502 pages
...sagacious on the tainted green ; Of hearing, from the life that tills the flood. To that which warhles all space, Whose altar, earth, sea, skies ! One chorus : 'a the nice hee, what sense so suhtly true, From poisonous herhs extracts the healing dew ! How instinct...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by H.F. Cary, with a biogr. notice ...

Alexander Pope - 1839 - 510 pages
...it mounts, to Man's imperial race, From the green myriads in the peopled grass : What modes of sight villa let us pass a day1, Where all cry out, " What...dwells in such a draught As brings all Brobdignag befor venial wood ! The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine ! Feels at each thread, and lives along the...
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Lives of the English Sacred Poets, Volume 1

Robert Aris Willmott - Poets, English - 1839 - 388 pages
...philosophical poem, it is essentially a religious poem also. * Condensed by Pope into a famous couplet: The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine, Feels at each thread, and lives along the line. — Essay on Man. It has nothing of Lucretius, but the majesty. The dependence of man upon a merciful...
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Literary Leaves, Volume 1

David Lester Richardson - 1840 - 354 pages
...the bird's sufferings to make us admire its feathers. The fourth line is perfect. What modes of sight betwixt each wide extreme, The mole's dim curtain,...the headlong lioness between, And hound sagacious im the tainted green ; Of hearing, from the life that Jills t/tejiood, To that which warbles through...
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Literary Leaves; Or, Prose and Verse Chiefly Written in India, Volume 1

David Lester Richardson - English literature - 1840 - 352 pages
...the bird's sufferings to make us admire its feathers. The fourth line is perfect. What modes of sight betwixt each wide extreme, The mole's dim curtain,...the headlong lioness between, And hound sagacious mi the tainted green ; Of hearing, from the life thut fills the flood, To that which warbles through...
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Literary leaves, or, Prose and verse: chiefly written in India, Volumes 1-2

David Lester Richardson - 1840 - 714 pages
...perfect. What modes of sight betwixt each wide extreme, The moles dim curtain, and the lynr's bium ; Of smell, the headlong lioness between, And hound...the tainted green ; Of hearing:, from the life that Jills thejiood, To that which warbles through the rental wood ! The spider's touch, how exquisitely...
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