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" God loves from whole to parts: but human soul Must rise from individual to the whole. Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake; The centre moved, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another... "
The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Page 31
1823
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Comments on the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher: With an Appendix, Containing ...

John Monck Mason - 1798 - 467 pages
...but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake. The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still...first it will embrace, His country next, and next all human race; Wide, and more wide, th' o'erflowings of the mind Take every creature in, of every...
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An essay on man. Cornish ed

Alexander Pope - 1798
...but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake, The center rnov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still...first it will embrace ; His country next ; and next all human race ; Wide and more wide, th' o'erflo wings of the mind Take ev'ry creature in, of ev'ry...
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Comments on the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher, with an Appendix ..., Volume 2

John Monck Mason - 1798 - 67 pages
...but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake. The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still...first it will embrace, His country next, and next all human race; Wide, and more wide, th' o'erflowings of the mind Take every creature in, of every...
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The Meditations of a Recluse: Chiefly on Religious Subjects

John Brewster - 1802
...of the poet, *' As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake i " The centre mov'da circle strait succeeds, " Another still, and still another spreads...first it will embrace, " His country next, and next all human raoe." Whether Mr. Pope's philosophy, which makes self-love the centre of universal philanthropy...
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The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L.L.D., Late One of the Associate ...

James Wilson, Bird Wilson - 1804 - 1464 pages
...delight in the agreeable conception of the improvement and happiness of mankind. The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still...first it will embrace, His country next, and next all human race ; Wide and more wide, th' o'erflowings of the mind Take ev'ry creature in, of ev'ry...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
...virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake ; The centre mov'da circle strait succeeds , Another, still , and still another spreads...first it will embrace : His country next ; and next all human race ; "Wide and more wide , th' o'erflowings of the mind Take every creature in , of ev'ry...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake ; The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, 365 Another still, and still another spreads ; Friend,...first it will embrace ; His country next, and next all human race : Wide and more wide th' o'erflowings of the mind Take ev'ry creature in of ev'ry kind...
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Prospect: Or, View of the Moral World, Volume 1

1803
...peaceful lake ; The centre moves, a circle straight fucceeds. Another .still, and still, another fpreads, Friend, parent, neighbour first It will embrace, His country next, and next all human race, Wide and more wide the o'erflowings of the mind, Take every creature in, of every kind....
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The Literary Miscellany: Including Dissertations and Essays on ..., Volume 1

1805
...serves the virtuous mind to wake, " As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake. ' The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, ' Another still, and still another spreads ; " Friend, parent, neighbor, first it will embrace ; " His country next, and next, all human race." POPZ. In vain we endeavour...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 380 pages
...but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake ; The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still...first it will embrace ; His country next; and next all human race; Wide and more wide, th' o'erflowings of the mind Take ev'ry creature in, of ev'ry kind...
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