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" 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 attain'd, we tremble to survey The growing labours of the lengthen'd way, Th' increasing... "
An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ... - Page 134
by Joseph Warton - 1806
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...rise ! So pleas 'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, 223 Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread t!ie sky ; Th' eternal snows appear already past, And the...to survey The growing labours of the lengthen'd way ; z5o Th' increasing prospect tires our wand'ring eyes, Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 26

1798
...believe, has been noticed by Mr. Headley : the resemblance is in the celebrated Simile of the Alps : " So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky ; TV eternal snows appear already past, And thje first clouds and mountains seem the last ; But, those...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - Elocution - 1801 - 392 pages
...province. The same may be ob served of the word prospect in the last line of the following passage: So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount...to tread the sky; Th' eternal snows appear already pait, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last ; But those attain'd, we tremble to survey The...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners : with Strictures ..., Volume 15

1802
...Venus and Adonis, 1. 828. C Thus Pope, Essay on Criticism, 1. 2z5. " So pleas'd at first the towering 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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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...surprise, Naw distant scenes of endless science rise ! So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, 22S Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky !...to survey The growing labours of the lengthen'd way ; 230 Th' increasing prospect tires our wand'ring eyes, Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...behind; But, more arlvanc'd, behold with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise ! So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount...first clouds and mountains seem the last: But, those alrain'd , we tremble to survey The growing labours of the lengthen'd way ; Th' increasing prospect...
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The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L.L.D., Late One of the Associate ...

James Wilson, Bird Wilson - Electronic books - 1804 - 1464 pages
...paths, through which this science leads us, we may well adopt the language of the philosophick poet ; So pleas'd, at first, the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the skjr. Th' eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last : But...
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Flowers of Literature: For 1804: Or, Characteristic Sketches of Human Nature ...

English literature - 1805 - 518 pages
...Yeiuce, written in the Italian language, and whose auxVvot vi •to us. THE GLACIERS. " So pleas'd it first, the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales,...to survey The growing labours of the lengthen'd way : Th'encreasing prospect tires our wand'ring eyes; Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise. POH....
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805
...th' Etrumn shades Hi$h orer-arch'd cmbow'r, to thick bestrewn Abject and lost lay these. Milton. SO So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the <kv. Pope. At into air the purer spirit* flow, And sep'rate from their kindred dregs below, Sf flew...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...behind. But more advanced, behold with strange surprize New distant scenes of endless science rise ! So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount...the sky, Th' eternal snows appear already past, And die first clouds and mountains seem the last: But, those attain'd, we tremble to survey The growing...
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