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" As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath Receives the lurking principle of death; The young disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength; So, cast and mingled with his very frame. "
Der Mensch, ein philosophisches Gedicht - Page 17
by Alexander Pope - 1772 - 351 pages
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The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature ..., Volume 16

Richard Garnett - Anthologies - 1890
...the frame ; And hence one MASTER PASSION in the breast, Like Aaron's serpent, swallows up the rest. As Man, perhaps, the moment of his breath, Receives the lurking principle of death ; The young disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength : So,...
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Transactions, Volume 10

Sanitary Institute - Public health - 1890
...fortified as to become extremely virulent and rapidly fatal. The words of Pope almost fit the process:— " As man, perhaps the moment of his breath, Receives the lurking principle of death, The young disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth and strengthens with his strength." The...
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Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - 1892 - 212 pages
...2. intr. 14, uses the same illustration, but, by a lapse of memory, says, ' Moses* serpent.' 1. 133. As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath Receives the lurking principle of death. Manilius, Astronomica, 4. 16: * Nascentes morimur, finisque ab origine pendet.* Seneca, Here. Fur....
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir and Notes

Alexander Pope - 1899 - 485 pages
...the frame ; And hence one MASTER PASSION in the breast, : Like Aaron's serpent, swallows np the rest. As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath, Receives the lurking principle of death; The young disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength ; So...
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The Greatest Works of the Greatest Authors, Ancient and Modern ...

Literature - 1894 - 896 pages
...and misery." Pope also (" Essay on Man," Ep. il. 1. 188) says somewhat to the same effect: — • " ses. And disease, that must subdue at length. Grows with his growth and strengthens with his strength." And...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

Mottoes - 1896 - 1178 pages
...diseases here the strongest fence, Is the defensive vertue, abstinence. . HERRICK — Abstinence. ve him ; Some griefs are mcdicinahle. disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength. j. POPE...
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The International Library of Famous Literature: Selections from ..., Volume 8

Andrew Lang, Donald Grant Mitchell - Literature - 1898 - 9822 pages
...the frame ; And hence one MASTER PASSION in the breast, Like Aaron's serpent, swallows up the rest. As Man, perhaps, the moment of his breath, Receives the lurking principle of death ; The young disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength : So,...
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Essay on Man, Epistles I.-IV.

Alexander Pope - 1899 - 93 pages
...strike ; Hence difFrent passions more or less inflame, As strong or weak, the organs of the frame ; 130 As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath, Receives the lurking principle of death ; The young disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength: So,...
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The Novels and Poems of Sir Walter Scott: Poems and ballads

Walter Scott - 1900
...despotic sway the breast, And drags us on by viewless chain, While taste and reason plead in vain.1 1 As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath, Receives the lurking principle of death ; The young disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength : So,...
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Marmion

Sir Walter Scott - 1900
...despotic sway the breast, And drags us on by viewless chain, While taste and reason plead in vain.1 1 As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath, Receives the lurking principle of death ; The young disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength : So,...
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