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" Eye Nature's walks, shoot Folly as it flies, And catch the manners living as they rise; Laugh where we must, be candid where we can; But vindicate the ways of God to man. "
Essai sur l'homme: pome philosophique par Alexandre Pope, en cinq langues ... - Page 3
by Alexander Pope - 1762 - 347 pages
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An Essay on Man: In Four Epistles to H. St. John, Lord Bolingbroke

Alexander Pope - English language - 1843 - 72 pages
...nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners living as they rise. Laugh where we must, be candid where we can, But vindicate the ways of God to man. I. Say first, of God above, or man below, What can we reason, but from what we know ? Of man, what see we...
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The Daring Muse: Augustan Poetry Reconsidered

Margaret Anne Doody, Professor of English Margaret Anne Doody - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 288 pages
...covert yield; The latent tracts, the giddy heights explore Of all who blindly creep, or sightless soar; Eye Nature's walks, shoot Folly as it flies, And catch the Manners living as they rise; Laugh where we must, be candid where we can; But vindicate the ways of God to Man. (Essay on...
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Words of Wisdom

William Safire, Leonard Safir - Education - 1990 - 432 pages
...or intellect, you will at least show your taste and value for what is excellent. —William Hazlitt Eye nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners, living as they rise; Laugh where we must, be candid where we can; But vindicate the ways of God to man. — Alexander...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...all this scene of Man; A mighty maze! but not without a plan; (Fr. Epistle I) 59 Laugh where we must, FaFP; ON; OBNV; OxBChV Pippa Passes 66 (Fr. Epistle I) 60 Say first, of God above, or Man below, What can we reason, but from what we know?...
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Landscape, Natural Beauty and the Arts

Salim Kemal, Ivan Gaskell - Philosophy - 1995 - 278 pages
...covert yield; The latent tracts, the giddy heights explore Of all who blindly creep, or sightless soar; Eye Nature's walks, shoot Folly as it flies, And catch the Manners living as they rise. . .l2 In its migration from renaissance Italy to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain,...
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Writing and the Rise of Finance: Capital Satires of the Early Eighteenth Century

Colin Nicholson, Professor Colin Nicholson - Business & Economics - 1994 - 219 pages
...covert yield; The latent tracts, the giddy heights explore Of all who blindly creep, or sightless soar; Eye Nature's walks, shoot Folly as it flies, And catch the Manners living as they rise. (I, 9-14) 42 'The Second Satire of the Second Book of Horace Paraphrased', in Poems, ed. Butt,...
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Imagining Monsters: Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth-Century England

Dennis Todd - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 339 pages
...covert yield; The latent tracts, the giddy heights explore Of all who blindly creep, or sightless soar; Eye Nature's walks, shoot Folly as it flies. And catch the Manners living as they rise;.. .1 8 Here Pope commits himself to a direction he knew as early as 1712 he should take but which...
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Arabula: The Divine Guest

Andrew J Davis - 1996 - 403 pages
...yield ; The latent tracts, the giddy heights explore. Of all who blindly creep, or sightless soar ; Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners living as they rise ; Laugh where we must, be candid where we can, But vindicate the ways of God to man." The central...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man; A mighty maze! but not without a plan. 8890 An Essay on Man shall never want attentive and favourable hearers. HOOPER Ellen Sturgis 1816-1841 rise. Laugh where we must, be candid where we can; But vindicate the ways of God to man. 8891 An Essay...
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The Ascent of Science

Brian L. Silver - Science - 2000 - 552 pages
...Europe in translation, was typical in this respect. In it Pope says that we will "Laugh where we may, be candid where we can, / But vindicate the ways of God to man." He then goes on to speak very much of man and very little of God. A deist would have felt reasonably...
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