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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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Murray's English Reader

Lindley Murray, Jeremiah Goodrich - English language - 1829 - 304 pages
...with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise ! So pleas'd at first the tow' ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky ; Th' eternal sn«ws appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last ; But, those attain'd,...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Verses; Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1830 - 252 pages
...But more 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...tread the sky*-, Th' eternal snows appear already pasf , And the first clouds* and mountains' seem the last* ; Buf , those attain'd', we tremble to survey...
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The Imperial Magazine, Or, Compendium of Religious, Moral ..., Volume 4

1822
...a proportion to these natural wonders far less than that of the dwarf moss to the stately cedar. " So, pleas'd at first, the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky; The eternal SDOWS appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last But those attainM,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1830 - 442 pages
...with strange surprise New distant scenes of endless science rise ! So, pleased at first, the towering es, Whom nature charms, ! The eternal snows appear already pass'd, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last : But,...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse, from the Best Writers

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1832 - 252 pages
...behind ; But more advanc'd, behold with strange surprise ti&\b distant scenes of endless science rise ! So, pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try; Mount...appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains see'ni the last i But, those attainM, we tremble to survey Tla; growing labours of the lengthen'd way...
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The Central literary magazine, Volume 5

Birmingham central literary assoc - 1881
...more advanced, behold with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise ! So pleased at first the tow'ring Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky. 'I'll' eternal snows appear already past, And the first clouds and mountains seem the last ; But those...
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In the Spirit of Powys: New Essays

Denis Lane - Literary Collections - 1990 - 268 pages
...behind; But more 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 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...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 pages
...with strange surprise New distant scenes of endless science rise! So pleased at first the towering Alps we try, Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread...first clouds and mountains seem the last: But, those attained, we tremble to survey The growing labours of the lengthened way, 230 Th' increasing prospect...
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Road to Egdon Heath: The Aesthetics of the Great in Nature

Richard W. Bevis - History - 1999 - 409 pages
...behind, But more advanc'd, behold with strange Surprize New, distant scenes of endless Science rise! So pleas'd at first, the towring 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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Samuel Johnson's "general Nature": Tradition and Transition in Eighteenth ...

Scott D. Evans - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 168 pages
...Pope adopts an alpine context to explain the dangerous inaccuracy of such intellectual presumption: 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 Prospect...
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