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" Thus then to man the voice of nature spake, ' Go, from the creatures thy instructions take : Learn 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... "
Freemason's Magazine, Or General and Complete Library - Página 362
1795
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq., to which is Prefixed ..., Volumen1

Alexander Pope - 1836
...beasts the physic of the field ; Thy arts of building from the bee receive; Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave; Learn of the little Nautilus to...driving gale. Here too all forms of so'cial union find, And hence let reason, late, instruct mankind : 180 Here subterranean works and cities see; There...
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Letters. Papers in the Connoisseur. Fragments of a commentary on Paradise lost

William Cowper - 1837
...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 these lines, so as to give them an accommodation and suitableness to the present...
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Rosamond: With Other Tales

Maria Edgeworth - 1836 - 373 páginas
...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...
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Life and works of William Cowper, Volumen2

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...
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Cowley (1618) to Burns (1759)

Sir William Robertson Nicoll, Thomas Seccombe - 1907
...thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company; or again with the lines — Learn of the little Nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale ; and — The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line?...
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Significant Etymology: Or, Roots, Stems, and Branches of the English Language

James Mitchell - 1908 - 479 páginas
...which catches the wind ; its other arms hang out as a rudder to steer it the way it wishes. "Learn from the little Nautilus to sail, spread the thin oar and catch the driving gale." Nature also gives other hints, for the fins (from L. pinna) of a fish would suggest the use of a propelling...
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English Poetry: With Introductions, Notes and Illustrations, Volumen40

1910
...Go, from the creatures thy instructions take : Learn from the birds what food the thickets yield f Learn from the beasts the physic of the field ; Thy...the driving gale. Here too all forms of social union find, And hence let reason, late, instruct mankind: Here subterranean works and cities sec; There towns...
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English Poetry, Volumen40

1910 - 1508 páginas
...Learn from the birds what food the thickets yield; Learn from the beasts the physic of the field ; Thv arts of building from the bee receive; Learn of the...the driving gale. Here too all forms of social union find, And hence let reason, late, instruct mankind: Here subterranean works and cities see; There towns...
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Under Sail

Felix Riesenberg - 1918 - 424 páginas
...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...
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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Volumen1

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...
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