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" Thy arts of building from the bee receive ; Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave; Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale. "
The Grammatical Instructer; Containing an Exposition of All the Essential ... - Seite 147
von Samuel B. EMMONS - 1832 - 160 Seiten
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life and Letters, Band 2

William Cowper - 1835
...to the providence of God, as the true source of all their wisdom, says beautifully — Learn of the little Nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale. It is easy to parody those lines, so as to give them an accommodation and suitableness to the present...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq., to which is Prefixed the ..., Band 1

Alexander Pope - 1836
...arts of building from the bee receive; Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave; Learn of the little Nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and...find, And hence let reason, late, instruct mankind : 180 Here subterranean works and cities see; There towns aerial on the waving tree. Learn each small...
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Rosamond: With Other Tales

Maria Edgeworth - 1836 - 373 Seiten
...shell of the nautilus. " Ha !" cried Rosamond, " how glad I am to see the nautilus ! " ' Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.' " But, ma'am, how does the nautilus sail ? Where is the thin oar? I do not see any thing here like...
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The Human Side of Birds

Royal Dixon - 1917 - 246 Seiten
...they follow, and so have fallen into slovenly ways that are perpetual. CHAPTER IX COURTS OP JUSTICE Here, too, all forms of social union find, And hence let reason, late, instruct mankind: Here subterranean works and cities tee: Their towns aerial on the woving tree. — Pope. great thinkers...
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Under Sail

Felix Riesenberg - 1918 - 424 Seiten
...before the gentle zephyrs of the line. They truly teach us a lesson, as Pope has it: "Learn of the Little Nautilus to sail Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale." With the picking up of the NE trade wind a few degrees north of the line, we knew that the main haul...
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Classical Philology, Band 16

1921
...Man, Ep. Ill, 11. 178-79; Pope, instructing man to profit by the ways of animals, says : Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale. Pope's own note refers to and translates Oppian's Halieutica, and there is no indication that he had...
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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Band 1

Robert Kemp Philp
...the Mediterranean, that -we are indebted for the origin of ^ip-building. Pope says,— ''Learn of the little Nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale." Jl swims on the surface of the sea on the back of u« shell, which exactly resembles the hull of a...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...ahead. PLUTARCH — Whether 'twas rightfully said, Live concealed. (See also BURTON) 7 Leam of the ve that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anni POPE— Essay on Man. Ep. III. L. 177. g The oars were silver: Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke....
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1924 - 756 Seiten
...continually builds up as it grows. 1. poets feign : eg Pope, Essay on Man, iii. 178, ' Learn of the little Nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.' The Nautilus was formerly supposed to use its webbed dorsal arms as sails. 5. the siren : see note...
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The Golden Galleon

Alfred Fowler - 1924
...mankind to the providence of God, as the true source of all wisdom, says beautifully — Learn of the Nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale. "It is easy to parody these lines, so as to give them an accommodation and suitableness to the present...
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