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" The whole strange purpose of their lives, to find Or make an enemy of all mankind! Not one looks backward, onward still he goes, Yet ne'er looks forward further than his nose. "
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D - Page 64
by JAMES BOSWELL - 1892
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 526 pages
...the wise?" Heroes are mue.h the same, the point's agreed, From Macedonia's mailman to the Swede; 220 The whole strange purpose of their lives, to find, Or make, an enemy of all mankind.1 Not one looks barkward, onward still he goes, Yet ne'er looks forward further than his nose....
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1812
...HOWARDS. Look next on greatness ; say where greatness lies ? " Where, but among the heroes and the wise ?" Heroes are much the same, the point's agreed, From Macedonia's madman to the Swede ; 22O The whole strange purpose of their lives, to find Or make, an enemy of all mankind ! Not one...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1814 - 407 pages
...on greatness — say where greatness lies. " Where, but among the heroes and the wise !" Heroes arc much the same, the point's agreed, From Macedonia's...mankind ! Not one looks backward ; onward still he goes ; Yetjne'er looks forward, farther than his nose. No less alike the politic and wise ; All fly slow...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ...

Noah Webster - 1814 - 230 pages
...Say where greatness lies ? Where, but among the heroes and. die wise. Heroes are all the same, it is agreed, From Macedonia's madman to the Swede, {The...backward, onward still he goes ; Yet ne'er looks forward farther than his nose* No less alike the politic and wise ; AH sly, slow things, with circumspective...
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Elegant poems. Pope's Essay on man, Blair's Grave, Gray's Elegy, Goldsmith's ...

Elegant poems - 1814
...Look next on greatness ; say where greatness lies ? « Where, but among the heroes and the wise }' Heroes are much the same, the point's agreed, From Macedonia's madman to the Swede ; 280 The whole strange purpose of their lives, to find, Or make, an enemy of all mankind ! Not one...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 86, Part 2; Volume 120

1816
...Pope, " Heroes are much the same, tbe point 's agreed, From Macedonia's roadman to the Swede, The'whole strange purpose of their lives to find Or make an enemy of all mankind." Had my time permitted me to remain a week at Tonrnay, 1 might have selected from the researches of...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1816
...must feel the discordance. The following couplet, sinking far below the subject, is no less ludicrous. Not one looks backward, onward still he goes, Yet ne'er looks forward farther than his nose. Essay tu Man, Ep. IV. 223. Le Rhin tremble et fremit à ces tristes nouvelles...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - 1817 - 407 pages
...Howards. Look next on greatness— say where greatness lies. " Where, but among the heroes and the wise ? Heroes are much the same, the point's agreed, From Macedonia's madman to the Swede : -*C The whole strange purpose of their lives, to find, Or make an enemy of all mankind ! Not one...
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Elements of criticism [by H. Home].

Henry Home (lord Kames.) - 1817
...discordance. The following couplet, sinking far below the subject, is no less ludicrous: •) , ;i . . , Not one looks backward, onward still he goes, Yet ne'er looks forward farther than his nose. Essay on Man, Ep. iv. 223. ' . ".i "• • !!••. : .. . .....:• Le Rhirt...
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Young Gentleman and Lady's Explanatory Monitor: A Selection from the Best ...

Rufus W. Adams - 1818 - 260 pages
...Say where greatness lies, <Where but among the heroes and the wise ?' Heroes are all the same, it is agreed', From Macedonia's madman to the Swede; The whole strange purpose of their lives, tbittiflp Or make—an enemy of all mankind ! Not one looks backward ; onward stilt lie goes ; Yet...
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