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" Alas, I cannot see in the dark; nature has not furnished me with the optics of a cat. Must I pore upon mathematics? Alas, I cannot see in too much light; I am no eagle. It is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four farthings... "
The Quarterly Review - Seite 6
1854
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The Works of Thomas Gray, Esq

Thomas Gray, William Mason - 1827 - 446 Seiten
...pore upon mathematics ? Alas ! I cannot see in too much light ; I am no eagle. It is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four...who inspires me with any ambition of being like him. Surely it was of this place, now Cambridge, but formerly known by the name of Babylon, that the prophet...
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The Westminster Review, Band 12

1829
...pore upon mathematics ? Alas ! I cannot see in too much light ; I am no eagle. It is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four...the amusements of it. The people I behold all around oie, it seems, know all this and more, and yet I do not know one of them who inspires me with any ambition...
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Oxford, a poem. (Poetical works of R. Montgomery).

Robert Montgomery - 1831
...I pore upon mathematics? Alas! I cannot be in too much light; I am no eagle.—It is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four...farthings to demonstrate this ever so clearly."— LETTERS. " To Oxford," says Gibbon, " I brought a stock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor,...
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Oxford: A Poem,

Robert Montgomery - 1831 - 249 Seiten
...pore upon mathematics? Alas! I cannot be in too much light; I am no eagle. — It is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four...farthings to demonstrate this ever so clearly."— LETTERS. B3 " To Oxford," says Gibbon, " I brought a stock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor,...
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Works, Band 2

Thomas Gray - 1835
...fixed by a sublime geometry." See Mathias's Observations on Gray's Writings, page 68, 8vo.— Erf. not give four farthings to demonstrate this ever so...who inspires me with any ambition of being like him. Surely it was of this place, now Cambridge, but formerly known by the name of Babylon, that the prophet...
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Essay on Gray's poetry [by J. Mitford] Letters

Thomas Gray - 1835
...universe fixed by a sublime geometry." See Mathias's Observations on Gray's Writings, page C8, 8vo.— Ed. not give four farthings to demonstrate this ever so...who inspires me with any ambition of being like him. Surely it was of this place, now Cambridge, but formerly known by the name of Babylon, that the prophet...
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The Works of Thomas Gray ...

Thomas Gray - 1835 - 192 Seiten
...on Gray's Writings, page 68, 8vo.— Ed. not give four farthings to demonstrate this ever so dearly; and if these be the profits of life, give me the amusements...who inspires me with any ambition of being like him. Surely it was of this place, now Cambridge, but formerly known by the name of Babylon, that the prophet...
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The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins

1836
...pore upon mathematies ? Alas! I can not see in too much light ; I am no eagle. It is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four...who inspires me with any ambition of being like him. Surely it was not this place, now Cambridge, but formerly known by the name of Babylon, that the prophet...
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The Living Age ..., Band 189

1891
...pore upon mathematics? Alas II cannot see in too much light — I am no eagle. It is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four farthincs to demonstrate this ever so clearly ; and if these be the profits of life, give me the amusements...
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Original memoranda,etc

Robert Southey - 1850
...nothing is a most amusing business." — GHAT, 2, 3. See, too, p. 348, ibid. " IT is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four farthings to demonstrate this ever so clearly." —Ibid. p. 8. MORAL and intellectual improvement of animals, contrasted with that at which the COCK.CHAFFERS...
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