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" While from the bounded level of our mind, Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind; But more advanc'd, behold with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise! "
Flowers of Literature: For 1804: Or, Characteristic Sketches of Human Nature ... - Page 72
1805 - 518 pages
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The Contemplative Philosopher: Or, Short Essays on the Various ..., Volume 2

Richard Lobb - 1817
...of time can ne'er exhaust! •» THOMSON. No. LXXVI. ON MOUNTAINS. So pleased at first the towering Alps we try. Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread...first clouds and mountains seem the last ; But, those attained, we tremble to survey The growing labours of the lengthened way, Th' increasing prospect tires...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 57

1845
...with strange surprise. Far distant views of endless science rise ! So pleased at first the towering Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread...Th' eternal snows appear already past, And the first clonds and mountains seem the last. VOL. LVTL NO. CCCLII1. But those attain'd, we tremble to survey...
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The Theological and Miscellaneous Works of Joseph Priestley, Volume 25

Joseph Priestley - 1780
...here there is not only a succession but an increase of new objects and new difficulties. So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky : The eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last ; But those...
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The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror, Volume 8

1828
...does deplore— His heaven is still as distant as before. POPE. So pleased at first the towering Alpe we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky ; The eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last; But those...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1819 - 408 pages
...So pleas'd at first the towering Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky ; The eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds...to survey The growing labours of the lengthen'd way ; The increasing prospect tires our wandering eyes ; Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise....
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1819 - 408 pages
...with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise ! So pleas'd at first the towering Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky ; The eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last ; But those...
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Poetry for Children: Consisting of Short Pieces to be Committed to Memory

1820
...that breaks, For other's woe, down Virtue's manly cheeks. DARWIN ASCENDING THE ALPS. PLEASED at the first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales,...eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds are mountains seem thelast: But, those attain'd, we tremble to survey The growing labours of the lengthen'd...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 253 pages
...advanc'd, behold, with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise ! So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales,...But, those attain'd, we tremble to survey The growing labors of the lengthen'd way ; Th' increasing prospect tires our wand'ring eyes ; llilis peep o'er...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 264 pages
...So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, M(.ut)t o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky ; TV eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds...to survey The growing labours of the lengthen'd way ; Th' increasing prospect tire? our wand'rins; eyes ; Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise....
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The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, Volume 2

1821
...thousand blanks to a prize are forgotten in trying the " towering Alps'" of fortune, where always " The eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last." But there is a moral motive for adventuring, highly in favour of trying one's fortune in the lottery ;...
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