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Essay on Man - Continued.

Line 309. Know then this truth (enough for man to know), “ Virtue alone is happiness below.”

Line 330.
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road,
But looks through nature up to nature's God.

Line 379.
Formed by thy converse, happily to steer
From grave to gay, from lively to severe.

Line 385.
Say, shall my little bark attendant sail,
Pursue the triumph, and partake the gale?

Line 390.
Thou wert my guide, philosopher, and friend.

MORAL ESSAYS.

Epistle i. Line 135. 'Tis from high life high characters are drawn; A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn.

Line 149. 'Tis education forms the common mind : Just as the twig is bent, the tree 's inclined.

Line 246. Odious ! in woollen! ’t would a saint provoke, Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke.

Moral Essays - Continued.

Line 263. And you,

brave Cobham ! to the latest breath Shall feel your ruling passion strong in death.

Epistle ii. Line 15. Whether the charmer sinner it, or saint it, If folly grow romantic, I must paint it.

Line 19. Choose a firm cloud before it fall, and in it Catch, ere she change, the Cynthia of this minute.

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Line 43. Fine by defect and delicately weak.

Line 97. With too much quickness ever to be taught; With too much thinking to have common thought.

Line 163.
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavor,
Content to dwell in decencies for ever.

Line 215.
Men, some to business, some to pleasure take;
But every woman is at heart a rake.

Line 243.
See how the world its veterans rewards !
A youth of frolics, and old age of cards.

Line 257.
Oh! blessed with temper, whose unclouded ray
Can make to-morrow cheerful as to-day.

Continued.

Moral Essays

Line 268.
And mistress of herself, though china fall.

Line 270. Woman 's at best a contradiction still.

Epistle iii. Line 1. Who shall decide when doctors disagree?

Line 95.
But thousands die without or this or that,
Die, and endow a college or a cat.

Line 153.
The ruling passion, be it what it will,
The ruling passion conquers reason still.

Line 161. Extremes in nature equal good produce.

Line -250. Rise, honest muse! and sing, the man of Ross.

Line 285. Who builds a church to God, and not to fame, Will never mark the marble with his name.

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Epistle iv. Line 149. To rest, the cushion and soft dean invite Who never mentions hell to ears polite.

AN ESSAY ON CRITICISM.

Part i. Line 9. ’T is with our judgments as our watches ; none Go just alike, yet each believes his own.

Line 153.
And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.

Part ii. Line 15.
A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.

Line 32. Hills

peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise.

Line 53.
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,
Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be.*

Line 97.
True wit is nature to advantage dressed,
What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed.

Line 156. A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.

*“High characters,” cries one, and he would see,
Things that ne'er were, nor are, nor e'er will be.

Epilogue to Goblins.SUÇKLING.
There is no such thing in Nature, and you 'll draw
A faultless monster, which the world ne'er saw.

Essay on Poetry. SHEFFIELD.

Essay on Criticism — Continued.

Line 162.

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance.

Line 165.

The sound must seem an echo to the sense.

Line 325.

To err is human: to forgive, divine.

Line 358.
All seems infected that th’ infected spy,
As all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.

Part iii. Line 15.
Men must be taught as if you taught them not,
And things unknown proposed as things forgot.

Line 53.
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read,
With loads of learned lumber in his head.

Line 66.
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Ode on Solitude.
Thus let me live, unseen, unknown,

Thus unlamented let me die;
Steal from the world, and not a stone

Tell where I lie.

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