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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 London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 3

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps wo 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 attained, we tremble to survey The growing labour of the lengthened way, The increasing prospect tires...
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Murray's English Reader

Lindley Murray - 1829 - 304 pages
...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, and seem to tread the sky ; Th' eternal sn«ws appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last ; But, those attain'd,...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Verses; Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1830 - 252 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',...tread the sky*-, Th' eternal snows appear already pasf , And the first clouds* and mountains' seem the last* ; Buf , those attain'd', we tremble to survey...
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The Imperial Magazine, Or, Compendium of Religious, Moral ..., Volume 4

1822
...to these natural wonders far less than that of the dwarf moss to the stately cedar. " So, pleas'd at first, the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky; The eternal SDOWS appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last But those attainM,...
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The Central literary magazine, Volume 5

Birmingham central literary assoc - 1881
...advanced, behold with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise ! So pleased at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky. 'I'll' eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last ; But those...
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In the Spirit of Powys: New Essays

Denis Lane - 1990 - 268 pages
...more 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, and seem to tread the sky. Th'eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last; But, those...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 pages
...with strange surprise New distant scenes of endless science rise! 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, 230 Th' increasing prospect...
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Samuel Johnson's "general Nature": Tradition and Transition in Eighteenth ...

Scott D. Evans - 1999 - 168 pages
...Pope adopts an alpine context to explain the dangerous inaccuracy of such intellectual presumption: Th' Eternal Snows appear already past, And the first Clouds and Mountains seem the last: But those attain 'd, we tremble to survey The growing Labours of the lengthen'd Way, Th' increasing Prospect...
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Road to Egdon Heath: The Aesthetics of the Great in Nature

Richard Bevis - 1999 - 409 pages
...more advanc'd, behold with strange Surprize New, distant scenes of endless Science rise! So pleas'd at first, the towring 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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La Bête: And, Wrong Mountain

David Hirson - 2001 - 312 pages
...series of peaks, the scaling of which, if one has the courage, continues for the rest of one's life: The eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last: But those attained, we tremble to survey The growing labours of the lengthened way; The increasing prospect tires...
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