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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 Sacred History of the World: As Displayed in the Creation and Subsequent ... - 335. oldal
szerző: Sharon Turner - 1833
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The works of Alexander Pope; with a memoir of the author, notes ..., 1. kötet

Alexander Pope - 1835
...the poison of serpents, are almost the only remaining groundwork of this poetic phantasm. POPE, I. D Learn of the little nautilus to sail ; Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale : Here too all forms of social union find, And hence let reason, late, instruct mankind : 180 Here...

The Works of William Cowper: His Life and Letters, 2. kötet

William Cowper - 1835
...directing mankind 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...

Rosamond: With Other Tales

Maria Edgeworth - 1836 - 373 oldal
...this was the 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...

Life and works of William Cowper, 2. kötet

William Cowper - 1836
...directing mankind 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...

A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - 1911 - 761 oldal
...from the birds what food the thickets yield ; Learn from the beasts the physic of the field ; Thy arts of building from the bee receive ; Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave. INSTRUCTION- sec Education. It is a good divine that follows his Own instructions; I can easier teach...

Under Sail

Felix Riesenberg - 1918 - 424 oldal
...gliding gaily 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...

Classical Philology, 16. kötet

1921
...Pope's Essay on 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...

The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., 1. kötet

Robert Kemp Philp
...is found in 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...

HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...the boat ahead. PLUTARCH — Whether 'twas rightfully said, Live concealed. (See also BURTON) 7 Leam of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale. POPE— Essay on Man. Ep. III. L. 177. g The oars were silver: Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke....

The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1924 - 756 oldal
...shell which it 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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