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" Brutes find out where their talents lie : A bear will not attempt to fly ; A founder'd horse will oft debate, Before he tries a five-barr'd gate; A dog by instinct turns aside, Who sees the ditch too deep and wide. "
Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets - Page 53
by George Gilfillan - 1860
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On the History, Position, and Treatment of the Public Records of Ireland

1864 - 201 pages
...which sees in this series of blunders a further development of the mental perversity depicted by Swift: Brutes find out where their talents lie : A bear will not attempt to fly; A founder'd horse will long debate, Before he tries a five-barr'd gate ; A dog by instinct turns aside,...
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Class-book of English Poetry from Chaucer to Tennyson

1870 - 597 pages
...Was never known to spread so wide. Say, Britain, could you ever boast Three poets in an age at most ? Our chilling climate hardly bears A sprig of bays...it grew in common hedges. What reason can there be assign'd For this perverseness in the mind ? Brutes find out where their talents lie : A bear will...
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Pope: Satires and Epistles

Alexander Pope - 1872 - 161 pages
...Scheemaker, still exists in the church. 1.85. Its proper power to hurt, each creature feels. Cf. Swift: * Brutes find out where their talents lie ; A bear will not attempt to fly.' 1. 89. Walters. The same name which Pope, who is very careless in this respect, writes ' Waters,' Mor....
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Pope: Satires and Epistles

Alexander Pope - 1872 - 161 pages
...Scheemaker, still exists in the church. 1. 85. Its proper power to hurt, each creature feels. Cf. Swift: ' Brutes find out where their talents lie ; A bear will not attempt to fly.' 1. 89. Walters. The same name which Pope, who is very careless in this respect, writes ' Waters,' Mor....
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A Hand-book of English Literature: Intended for the Use of High Schools, as ...

Francis Henry Underwood - 1875 - 608 pages
...Was never known to spread so wide. Say, Britain, could you ever boast Three poets in an age at most ? Our chilling climate hardly bears A sprig of bays...hedges. What reason can there be assigned For this perversencss in the mind? Brntes find out where their talents He: A bear will not attempt to fly; A...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1875 - 772 pages
...That all the gods admired his lofty note. SPENSER. Our chilling climate hardly bears A sprig of bay in fifty years ; While every fool his claim alleges, As if it grew in common hedges. SWIFT. An author thus who pants for fame Begins the world with fear and shame; When first in print...
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Scripture Proverbs: Illustrated, Annotated, and Applied

Francis Jacox - 1876 - 604 pages
...natural powers, While we, whom reason ought to sway, Mistake our talents every day." In another, that " Brutes find out where their talents lie : A bear will not attempt to fly ; A founder'd horse will oft debate Before he tries a five-barr'd gate ; A dog by instinct turns aside,...
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A Dictionary of Poetical Illustrations: Specially Selected with View to the ...

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877 - 748 pages
...try To send thy doubting Reason's dazzled eye Through the mysterious gulf of vast immensity. Prior. Bertram founder1 d horse will oft debate, Before he tries a five-barr'd gate ; A dog by instinct turns aside...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1878 - 788 pages
...That all the gods admired his lofty note. SPENSER. Our chilling c'.imate hardly bears A sprig of bay in fifty years ; While every fool his claim alleges, As if it grew in common hedges. SWIFT. An author thus who pants for fame Begins the world with fear and shame; When first in print...
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The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...when it is brought to the touch, we find the lightness and alloy and feel the loss. Poets and Poetry. Brutes find out where their talents lie A bear will not attempt to fly ; A founder'd horse will oft debate, Before he tries a five-barr'd gate ; A dog by instinct turns aside,...
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