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" AWAKE, my St John ! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of Man ; A mighty maze ! but not without a plan ;... "
An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ... - Page 75
by Joseph Warton - 1806
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 pages
...ST. JOHN LORD BOLINGBRORB. EPISTLE i. Of the Nature and State of Man Kith respect to the Universe. night the glass Of Galileo, less assur'd, observes...moon ; Or pilot, from amidst the Cyclades, Delos bf Man ; A mighty maze ! but not without a plan : A wild, where weeds and flowers promiscuous shoot;...
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Politeness and Its Discontents: Problems in French Classical Culture

Peter France - 1992 - 245 pages
...amplifier; Pope's first eight tensyllable lines become twelve twelve-syllable lines in his version: Awake, my St John! leave all meaner things To low...scene of man; A mighty maze! but not without a plan; A wild, where weeds and flowers promiscuous shoot; Or garden, tempting with forbidden fruit. Sors de...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...And gladly praise the merit of a foe? (Fr. Ill) FiP; HAP; NAEL-I; OAEL-1; PoEL-3 An Essay on Man 58 ot stirred. (Fr. Epistle I) 59 Laugh where we must, be candid where we can; But vindicate the ways of God to Man....
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Gardens and the Picturesque: Studies in the History of Landscape Architecture

John Dixon Hunt - 1994 - 388 pages
...begins the Essay on Man with an exactly similar testimony to the congruence of idea and landscape: Let us (since Life can little more supply Than just...scene of Man; A mighty maze! but not without a plan; A Wild, where woods and flow'rs promiscuous shoot, Or garden, tempting with forbidden fruit. Together...
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Landscape, Natural Beauty and the Arts

Salim Kemal - 1995 - 292 pages
...should have identified that point of view as the station occupied by the independent landed gentleman: Awake, my ST. JOHN! leave all meaner things To low...die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of Man; A mightly maze! but not without plan. . . Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the open, what...
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The Art of Translating Prose

Burton Raffel - 1994 - 184 pages
...hard to say, if greater want of skill / Appear in writing or in judging ill" and the latter begins "Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things / To low ambition, and the pride of kings." And we are startled neither when Matthew Arnold begins his "The Scholar Gipsy" with a much less direct...
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Man a Machine ; And, Man a Plant

Julien Offray de La Mettrie - 1994 - 92 pages
...the clouds in the atmosphere no more rapidly. 12. Alexander Pope (1688-1744) begins his Essay on Man, Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of Kings. In old age, that cold season when one is no longer fitted to give or receive other pleasures, what...
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Imagining Monsters: Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth-Century England

Dennis Todd - 1995 - 339 pages
...in his effort to get a purchase on the problem of the imagination, poetry, and ethical obligations: Let us (since Life can little more supply Than just...scene of Man; A mighty maze! but not without a plan; Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the open, what the covert yield; The latent tracts,...
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Arabula: The Divine Guest

Andrew J Davis - 1996 - 403 pages
...announced by Pope in his introduction to the inimitable Essay on Man : " Let us (since life can \\jfie more supply Than just to look about us, and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of mail ; A mighty maze ; but not without a plan ; A wild, where weeds and Sowers promiscuous shoot, Or...
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Essais esthétiques

Adam Smith - 1997 - 141 pages
...vains. E in van 1" interne a'lui s'oppose; e in vano S'armô d'Asia, e di Libia il popol misto...' Let us, since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die...2 Dans la poésie anglaise comme dans l'italienne, un accent, bien qu'il ne doive jamais être...
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