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" FATHER of all ! in every age, In every clime adored, By saint, by savage, and by sage, Jehovah, Jove, or Lord ! Thou great first Cause, least understood, Who all my sense confined To know but this, that Thou art good, And that myself am blind ; Yet gave... "
The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ... - Page 609
by William Chauncey Fowler - 1851 - 659 pages
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Heath Readings in the Literature of England

Tom Peete Cross, Clement Tyson Goode - 1927 - 1432 pages
...saint, by savage, and by sage, Jehovah, Jove, or Lord! Thou Great First Cause, least understood, 5 they were too big. Now Mistress Gilpin, when she...Her husband posting down Into the country far away, 10 And binding Nature fast in Fate, Left free the human Will. What Conscience dictates to be done,...
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The World's Great Religious Poetry

Caroline Miles Hill - 1928 - 888 pages
...all ! In every age, In every clime adored, By saint, by savage, and by sage, Jehovah, Jove, or Lord! Thou Great First Cause, least understood, Who all...binding nature fast in fate, Left free the human will. What conscience dictates to be done, Or warns me not to do, This teach me more than hell to shun, That...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - 1963 - 884 pages
...Understood! 5 Who all my Sense confin'd To know but this, — that Thou art Good, And that my self am blind : Yet gave me, in this dark Estate, To see the Good from IlI; 10 And binding Nature fast in Fate, Left free the Human Will. What Conscience dictates to be done,...
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Vision and Disenchantment: Blake's Songs and Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads

Heather Glen - 1983 - 420 pages
...least Understood! Who all my Sense confin'd To know but this, - that Thou art Good, And that my self am blind: Yet gave me, in this dark Estate, To see the Good from 111; And binding Nature fast in Fate, Left free the Human Will. Teach me to feel another's Woe; To...
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The Tree of Life

Isaac Jennings - 1993 - 290 pages
...that God has seen fit to put beyond his immediate control. " Yet left me in this dark estate, To know the good from ill ; And binding nature fast in fate, Left free the human will." And nothing but the free will in man has broken away from the wholesome restraints of law. His physical...
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The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: English Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson

Blanford Parker - 1998 - 282 pages
...principle, disembodied and incalculable. Thou Great First Cause, least Understood! Who all my Sense confin'd To know but this, - that Thou art Good, And that myself am blind: ("The Universal Prayer," 5-8)2 The sterile effect and bathetic triviality of Pope's attempt at metrical...
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Arbitrary Power: Romanticism, Language, Politics

William Keach - 2004 - 216 pages
...His Audiences (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989). 41. Pope's lines address God as one who "Yet gave me, in this dark Estate, / To see the Good...binding Nature fast in Fate, / Left free the Human Will" (9-12); quoted from The Poems of Alexander Pope, ed. John Butt (London: Methuen, 1965). 42. See David...
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