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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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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 57

England - 1845
...with strange surprise. Far distant views of endless science rise ! So pleased at first the towering Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread...Th' eternal snows appear already past, And the first clonds and mountains seem the last. VOL. LVTL NO. CCCLII1. But those attain'd, we tremble to survey...
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The Theological and Miscellaneous Works of Joseph Priestley, Volume 25

Joseph Priestley - Theology - 1780
...difference, that here there is not only a succession but an increase of new objects and new difficulties. So pleas'd at first the tow'ring 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 Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror, Volume 8

1828
...does deplore— His heaven is still as distant as before. POPE. So pleased at first the towering Alpe 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 American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 408 pages
...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...to survey The growing labours of the lengthen'd way ; The increasing prospect tires our wandering eyes ; Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise....
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 408 pages
...with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise ! 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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Poetry for Children: Consisting of Short Pieces to be Committed to Memory

Children's poetry, English - 1820 - 168 pages
...that breaks, For other's woe, down Virtue's manly cheeks. DARWIN ASCENDING THE ALPS. PLEASED at the first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales,...eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds are mountains seem thelast: But, those attain'd, we tremble to survey The growing labours of the lengthen'd...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1821 - 253 pages
...; Hut ir.ore advanc'd, behold, with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise ! So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount...But, those attain'd, we tremble to survey The growing labors of the lengthen'd way ; Th' increasing prospect tires our wand'ring eyes ; llilis peep o'er...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1821 - 264 pages
...So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, M(.ut)t o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky ; TV eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds...survey The growing labours of the lengthen'd way ; Th' increasing prospect tire? our wand'rins; eyes ; Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise. TOPE....
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The Elements of English Composition: Serving as a Sequel to the Study of Grammar

David Irving - English language - 1821 - 318 pages
...So pleas'd at 6rst the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er ihe vales, and seem to tread the' sky : Tu' eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last ; But, these attain'd, we tremble to survey The growing labours of the lengthen'd way ; Tit' increasing prospect...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2

1821
...thousand blanks to a prize are forgotten in trying the " towering Alps'" of fortune, where always " The eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last." But there is a moral motive for adventuring, highly in favour of trying one's fortune in the lottery ;...
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