The gen'ral order, since the whole began, Is kept in nature, and is kept in man. His success was imminent, and it was thought his appointment as chief minister was assured. Better for us, perhaps, it might appear, Were there all harmony, all virtue here; That never air or ocean felt the wind, That never passion discomposed the mind.
His success was imminent, and it was thought his appointment as chief minister was assured. Above, how high, progressive life may go! That Man is not to be deemed imperfect, but a being suited to his place and rank in the creation, agreeable to the general order of things, and conformable to ends and relations to him unknown, ver.
Our proper bliss depends on what we blame. Ask of thy mother earth, why oaks are made Taller or stronger than the weeds they shade? Is Heav'n unkind to man, and man alone? Of man what see we, but his station here, From which to reason, or to which refer?
In every state, and every age of life, ver. Critical Reception Upon publication, An Essay on Man made Pope the toast of literati everywhere, including his inveterate foes in London, whom he deceived into celebrating the poem, since he had published it anonymously.
See, through this air, this ocean, and this earth, All matter quick, and bursting into birth. Immense the power, immense were the demand; Say, at what part of nature will they stand?
Above, how high, progressive life may go! Engraving after a painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller.
The disputes are all upon these last, and, I will venture to say, they have less sharpened the wits than the hearts of men against each other, and have diminished the practice, more than advanced the theory, of morality. Comment prompted by Bolingbroke was continued in the House of Commons by Wyndham, and great efforts were made to establish the alliance between the Tories and the Opposition Whigs.
Man cares for all: All this dread order break—for whom? If then to all Men happiness was meant, God in externals could not place content. For, what one likes, if others like as well, What serves one will, when many wills rebel?
Reason or instinct operate alike to the good of each individual, ver.
Abouthe wrote the Present State of the Nation, an unfinished pamphlet. Thy pride as much despise all other pride As Christ-church once all colleges beside.
As a creation of God, the universe ultimately is a perfect design that appears imperfect to humans because the ability to perceive its order correctly is diminished by pride and intellectual limitations.
Or who could suffer being here below? When the loose mountain trembles from on high, Shall gravitation cease, if you go by? See Falkland dies, the virtuous and the just! And just as short of reason he must fall, Who thinks all made for one, not one for all.
Is yellow dirt the passion of thy life? InParliament enabled him to hold real estate but without power of alienating it.
The soul, uneasy and confined from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come. Hope humbly then; with trembling pinions soar; Wait the great teacher Death; and God adore!
Of man what see we, but his station here, From which to reason, or to which refer? With pictures of human infelicity in men possessed of them all, ver. Is the great chain, that draws all to agree, And drawn supports, upheld by God, or thee?
All this dread order break—for whom? Widely neglected and relegated to the dustbin of literary history, An Essay on Man has been often perceived as an historical curiosity disconnected from contemporary concerns, literary and otherwise.An Essay on Man: Epistle I To Henry St.
John, Lord Bolingbroke. Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die) Expatiate free o'er all. AN ESSAY ON MAN In Four Epistles to Henry St John, Lord Bolingbroke. Alexander Pope.
Having proposed to write some pieces on human life and manners, such as (to use my Lord Bacon’s expression) come home to men’s business and bosoms, I thought it more satisfactory to begin with considering man in the abstract, his nature and his state.
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Pope addressed An Essay on Man to Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke, who served briefly as secretary of state and prime minister under Queen Anne. Previously acquainted with Pope by mutual.
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by Alexander Pope. To Henry St. John, Lord Bolingbroke. Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die).Download