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" Heav'n from all creatures hides the book of fate, All but the page prescribed, their present state : From brutes what men, from men what spirits know : • Or who could suffer being here below ? The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason,... "
Essence of wisdom, distilled from the flowers of ancient and modern ... - Seite 88
von Albert Walker - 1873
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The New Monthly Magazine, Band 7

1824
...calf." sort of sounds it makes." — " Then, as to dancing," resumed the Poet, " what says Pope ? ' The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he tkip and pluy ?' Now, though I object to the word riot, since there is no such mighty excess in a leg...
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An Essay on Man: In Four Epistles to H. St. John, Lord Bolingbroke, to which ...

Alexander Pope - 1824 - 67 Seiten
...here or there : The blest to-day, is as completely so, . fA •As who began a thousand years ago. III. Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate, All but the page preserib'd, their present state : From brutes what men, from men what spirits know ; Or who could suffer...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 Seiten
...or late, or here or there } The blest to-day is as completely so, As who began a thousand years ago. whores: Enough if all around him but admire, prescrib'd, their present state ; From brutes what men, from men what spirits know ; Or who could suffer...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - 1963 - 850 Seiten
...here or there ? The blest today is as completely so, 75 As who began a thousand years ago. III. Heav'n from all creatures hides the book of Fate, All but the page prescrib'd, their present state; From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer...
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Romanticism and Anthony Trollope: A Study in the Continuities of Nineteenth ...

L. J. Swingle - 1990 - 299 Seiten
...human understanding. It has affinities with Alexander Pope's argument in An Essay on Man that "Heav'n from all creatures hides the book of Fate, / All but the page prescrib'd, their present state" (I, 77-78). Men suffer, as Pope reminds us, from pride, "reas'ning...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 Seiten
...imperfect, Heav'n in fault; Say rather, Man's as perfect as he ought: Pope POETRY QUOTATIONS Pope 63 Heav'n Red, Red prescrib'd, their present state: (Fr. Epistle I) 64 Oh blindness to the future! kindly giv'n, That...
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Novels Behind Glass: Commodity Culture and Victorian Narrative

Andrew H. Miller, Miller Andrew H. - 1995 - 242 Seiten
...social comment, recalls lines from Pope's Essay on Man, which Thackeray was to quote in The Ne1vcombes: "The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed today,/ Had he thy Reason, would he skip and play?/ Pleas'd to the last, he crops the flowr'y food/And licks the hand just rais'd to shed his blood" (lines...
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Political Thought and Political Thinkers

Judith Nisse Shklar, Judith N. Shklar - 1998 - 402 Seiten
...follows from the comparison of men and sheep, and again it is the animal that is the material witness. "The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed today / Had he thy reason, would he skip and play?" (I, 81-82). Our brutality is clear, and it is not mitigated by our own helplessness, our jumping and...
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Animal Rights and Souls in the Eighteenth Century

Aaron V. Garrett - 1690 Seiten
...[God] Made Beast in aid of Man, and Man of Beast; All serv'd, all serving! nothing stands alone; with The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day Had he thy Reason, would he skip and play? Pleas'd to the last, he crops the flow'ry food, And licks the hand just rais'd to shed his blood.7...
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Probability Moon

Nancy Kress - 2002 - 320 Seiten
...KRESS Now Available in Hardcover from Tor Books Turn the page for a preview of Nancy Kress 's latest Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate, All but the page prescribed, their present state. — ALEXANDER POPE, "AN ESSAY ON MAN" PROLOGUE MARS July, 2168 Bellington Wace Arnold of Arnold Interplanetary,...
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