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" Were we to press, inferior might on ours; Or in the full creation leave a void, Where, one step broken, the great scale's destroy'd: From Nature's chain whatever link you strike, Tenth, or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike. And if each system in... "
Transactions of the Literary and Philosophical Society of New-York - Page 107
1815
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...can see, No glass can reach; from infinite to thee; 240 From thee to nothing. — On superior pow'rs Were we to press, inferior might on ours ; Or in the...destroy'd : From Nature's chain whatever link you strike, 243 Tenth, of ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike. And if each system in gradation roll Alike essential...
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An essay on man. Cornish ed

Alexander Pope - 1798
...eye can see, No glass can reach; from infinite to thee, From thee to nothing. — On superior pow'rs Were we to press, inferior might on ours; Or in the...Tenth, or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike. And, if each system in gradation roll, Alike essential to th' amazing whole, The least confusion but...
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Edinburgh Review, Or, Critical Journal, Volume 111

English literature - 1860
...could be permitted to perish without endangering the whole fabric of organisation. So Pope sang : — ' From Nature's chain, whatever link you strike, Tenth or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike.' Manifold subsequent experience has led to a truer appreciation and a more moderate estimate of the...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...can sse , No glass can reach ; from Infinite to thee , From theo to nothing. — On superior pow'rs Were We to press inferior might on ours; Or in the...Tenth or ten thousandth , breaks the chain alike. And, if each system in gradation roll A like essential to th' amazing "Whole , The least confusion...
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The French Anas, Volume 3

Jacques D. Du Perron - Anas - 1805
...angel, Man! Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach, from infinite to thee ! From Nature's chain, whatever link you strike, Tenth, or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike. And, if each system in gradation roll, Alike essential to th' amazing whole, The least confusion but...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...God, than we are from the lowest state of being, and that which approaches nearest to nothing."* l6. From Nature's chain whatever link you strike, Tenth, or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike. f This doctrine is precisely the same with that of the philosophical emperor. J 17. Just as absurd...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...ours ; Or in the full creation leave a void, Where, one step broken, the great scale's destroyed -. From Nature's chain whatever link you strike, Tenth, or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike. And, if each system in gradation roll Alike essential to th' amazing whole, The least confusion but...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1807 - 408 pages
...eye can see, No glass can reach ; from infinite to thee; From thee to nothing — On superior pow'rs Were we to press, inferior might on ours ; Or in the...Nature's chain whatever link you strike, Tenth, or ten-thousaudth, breaks the chain alike. And if each system in gradation roll, Alike essential to the'...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 2

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1807
...I. v. 237, beginning " Vast chain of Being ! which from God began; and proceeds to " From natures's chain whatever link you strike Tenth, or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike." Pope seems to have caught the idea and image from Waller, whose last verse is as fine as any in the...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ...

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...below ! Vast chain of being ! which from God began ; Matures ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, hird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach...Tenth, or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike. And if each system in gradation roll, Alike essential to the' amazing whole, The least confusion but...
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