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" Pretty! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. "
The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions, and ... - Seite 12
von Alexander Pope - 1754
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The Rambler, a Catholic journal of home and foreign literature [&c ..., Band 5

1856
...nature — " Pretty in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms : The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there."• In nature there is always something which we cannot explain. .In all characters there is some inconsistency,...
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Rambles round Nottingham

1856
...Pretty in amber to observe the forms Of grubs, and flies, and sticks, and straws, and worms — Such things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the dickens they got there !" Now the Romans never had possession of Nottingham — although the Normans...
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Popular Geology: A Series of Lectures Read Before the Philosophical ...

Hugh Miller, Harriet Myrtle - 1859 - 423 Seiten
...well-known simile : "Pretty in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms : The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the mischief they got there I " Fossil insects occur in both the Secondary and Palaeozoic divisions, but...
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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1859 - 827 Seiten
...Lepidus " of this poetical triumvirate. I am only surprised to see him in such good company. " Such things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil Ite came there." The trio are well defined in the sixth proposition of Euclid : " Because, in the triangles...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - 1963 - 850 Seiten
...in Milton's or in Shakespear's name. Pretty! in Amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms; 170 The things, we know,...nor rare, But wonder how the Devil they got there ? 146. Authors of secret and scandalous History [P]. Thomas Burnet is believed to have written Pope...
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The Twentieth Century, Band 53

1903
...the public verdict would be accurately expressed by Pope's famous lines about the flies in amber : The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. It would appear that there is very little distinction nowadays between some of the Ministers within...
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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - 1976 - 149 Seiten
...Shakespear's name. Pretty! in Amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms; The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the Devil they got there? Pope may be thought somewhat small-minded and vengeful here, especially in the light of his own claim,...
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Life in Amber

George O. Poinar - 1992 - 350 Seiten
...some instances: "Pretty in amber to observe the forms of hairs, or straws, or dirt or grubs, or worms! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, but wonder how the devil they got there." The present work surveys all life forms, from microbes to vertebrates, that have been reported from...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 Seiten
...in Milton's or in Shakespeare's name. Pretty! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms! 170 The things, we know,...how the devil they got there? Were others angry? I excused them too; Well might they rage, I gave them but their due. A man's true merit 'tis not hard...
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Color the Wild Rockies: Discover the Great Outdoors

Mary Pruett - 1999 - 32 Seiten
...they all take fish at one time or another. Observe, experiment, note results, and repeat as needed. The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare. But wonder how the devil they got there. — Alexander Pope, 1688-1744, "Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot" CHAPTER 7 A Word on Materials Wait a minute....
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