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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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Select Essays of Dr. Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1889 - 259 pages
...between the two men in their lighter passages must have been as striking 1 Pope, Essay on Man, i. 3o. 2 " Brutes find out where their talents lie ; A bear will not attempt to fly." On'Poitry.A Rhapsody, Swift's 'Works, ed. 1803. xi~ 287. as it was disadvantageous to the fame...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Volume 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1896 - 772 pages
...wrote, all the gods admired his lofty note. SPENSK. 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. ' hi* vig'rous thought can POPE. , '"" 1l'"jIWl l*";'* compos??""' .. I*,, , iK i,,.!,...
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Energy and Order in the Poetry of Swift

A. B. England - 1980 - 241 pages
...stress the folly of such an aspiration, he uses a sequence of analogies drawn from the animal kingdom: 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 History of Augustan Fable

Mark Loveridge - 1998 - 280 pages
...Race wou'd fain be Wits, And Millions miss, for one that hits. . . What Reason can there be assign'd For this Perverseness in the Mind? Brutes find out...Talents lie: A Bear will not attempt to fly ... A Dog by Instinct turns aside, Who sees the Ditch too deep and wide. But Man we find the only Creature,...
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St. Nicholas: A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls, Volume 1, Part 1

1874
...won't do them any harm, and it may keep them a little within bounds : " Brutes find out where ihcir talents lie : A bear will not attempt to fly ; A foundered horse will oft debate Before he tries a fivc-barr'd gate. In man we sec the only creature Who, led by folly, combats nature. " I Ve seen some...
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The Smart Set: A Magazine of Cleverness, Volume 1, Issue 3

George Jean Nathan, Henry Louis Mencken - 1900
...To practice it is lack of sense ! Society, the stupid thing, Is noted for its blundering. 1 ' Beasts find out where their talents lie ; A bear will not attempt to fly. " If Swift lived in this century I'd pity poor Society! He never would its airs applaud; He'd soon...
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