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" AWAKE, my St John ! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of Man ; A mighty maze ! but not without a plan ;... "
Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ... - Page 242
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The British review and London critical journal

1811
...declamation of boys. Who does not despise the caut of Pope when he sings thus to his patron ? " Awake, my St. John, leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings." The character given of General Monk in the historical workis certainly not favourable, but we cannot...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes, and the ...

Alexander Pope - 1812
...which it displays as a poem. This Essay was translated into Latin verse by J. Sayer. EPISTLE I. my ST. JOHN! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of Kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this...
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Elegant poems. Pope's Essay on man, Blair's Grave, Gray's Elegy, Goldsmith's ...

Elegant poems - 1814
...resignation to it here and ereafter, 326, &c. TO HENRY ST. JOHN LORD BOLINOBROKE. EPISTLE I. ^WAKE, my St. JOHN ! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Additional Letters ..., Volume 18

Jonathan Swift, Sir Walter Scott - 1814
...it, as a divine if you like it, or as a badineur, if you think that more effectual. * Awake, my St John, leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings.) VOL. XVIII. U What I write will show you that my head is. yet weak. I had written to you by that gentleman...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Additional Letters ..., Volume 18

Jonathan Swift, Walter Scott - English literature - 1814
...it, as a divine if you like it, or as a badineur, if you think that more effectual. * Awake, my St John, leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings. VOL. XVIII. U What I write will show you that my head is yet weak. I had written to you by that gentleman...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 6

Scotland - 1820
...poet beautifully expresses it, in language singularly applicable. "JCome, Christopher, and leave aU meaner things, To low ambition and the pride of kings ; Let us since life can little eke supply ; Than just to swallow poison and to die ; Expatiate free o'er all...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary, Volume 2

Great Britain - 1818
...was consequently the progenitor of that celebrated nobleman, whom Pope thus invokes : " Awake my St. John ! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings ;" &c. The Honourable St. Andrew St. John, the second surviving son of John the eleventh Lord St. John...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year ..., Volume 2

Great Britain - 1818
...sequently the progenitor of that celebrated nobleman, whom Pope thus invokes ; • • " Awake my St. John ! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings ;" &c. The Honourable St. Andrew St. John, the second surviving son of John the eleventh Lord St. John...
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L'essai sur l'homme

Alexander Pope, Jacques Delille, Trophime-Gérard Lally-Tolendal (marquis de) - 1821 - 207 pages
...à la Providence. AN ESSAY ON MAN. !.*»•» EPISTLE I. AN ESSAY ON MAN. EPISTLE I AWAKE , my ST. JOHN ! leave all meaner things To low ambition , and the pride of Kings. Let us (since Life can little more supply Than just to look about us, and to die ) Expatiate free o'er all...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 5

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 807 pages
...all the absolute submission due to Providence, both as to our present and future state. AWAKE, my St. John ! leave all meaner things To low ambition and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us, and to die) Cxpatiate free o'er all...
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