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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 Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1852
...all the absolute submission due to Providence, both as to our present and future state. AWAKE, my St, 2 (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us, and to die) Expatiate free o'er all...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 519 pages
...lines in this poem exhibiting Pope's power of adapting sonnd to sense. AN ESSAY ON MAN. AWAKE, my St. John ', leave all meaner things To low ambition and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Then just to look about us, and to die) Expatiate free o'er all...
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A Short History of England

R. J. A. White - History - 1967 - 304 pages
...philosophy of the Essay on Man at Twickenham. After all, the Essay was dedicated to him. Awake, my St John ! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of Kings. . . But 1732 was a little late in the day. What do the English remember of Queen Anne? First, of course,...
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Politeness and Its Discontents: Problems in French Classical Culture

Peter France - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 245 pages
...Pope's first eight tensyllable lines become twelve twelve-syllable lines in his version: 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...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...praise the merit of a foe? (Fr. Ill) FiP; HAP; NAEL-I; OAEL-1; PoEL-3 An Essay on Man 58 Awake, my St. ; FaBV; FaFP; (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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Landscape, Natural Beauty and the Arts

Salim Kemal - Philosophy - 1995 - 292 pages
...identified that point of view as the station occupied by the independent landed gentleman: 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...
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Man a Machine ; And, Man a Plant

Julien Offray de La Mettrie - Philosophy - 1994 - 92 pages
...the atmosphere no more rapidly. 12. Alexander Pope (1688-1744) begins his Essay on Man, Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of Kings. In old age, that cold season when one is no longer fitted to give or receive other pleasures, what...
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Manner of Correspondence: A Study of the Scriblerus Club

Patricia C. Brückmann - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 184 pages
...begins by inviting St John to what looks to be a meditative experience in the literal sense. He is to "leave all meaner things / To low ambition, and the pride of Kings" (1.1-2), to return to the ample fields, to philosophical exploration, from the baser concerns about...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...feeble aid do join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line. 8889 An Essay on Man Awake, my St cure language he was the lodesterre. 6651 Secrets of Old Philosophers Wooid i (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 Whore's Story: Women, Pornography, and the British Novel, 1684-1830

Bradford K. Mudge - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 304 pages
...pornographic, the poem uses obscenity to attack Pope's sanctimonious philosophy. First Pope: 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...
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