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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. "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Pagina 276
1823
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Popular philosophy: or, The book of nature laid open upon Christian ...

George Miller - 1826
...early manner-. \ the example she affords has been held out by they as still deserving imitation : — " Learn of the little Nautilus to sail. Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale."1 Sea Tortoises, without any teacher but nature, instinctively taught to lay their eggs on the...
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Much Instruction from Little Reading: Or, Extracts from Some of the Most ...

1827
...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...sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale. * * * * For forms of government let fools contest ; ' Whate'er is best administer'd, is best : For...
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Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum

British Museum - 1851
...arms for sails, and its slender arms as oars, from whence Pope gave his wellknown lines, " Learn from the little Nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar and catch the driving gale," proves to be a fiction. The dilated arms are used by the animal to clasp the shell and keep it on the...
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Letters from Europe, the journal of a tour through Ireland ..., Volume 1

Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter - 1827
...Cleopatra. We have seen thousands of them bounding over the billows, reminding us of Pope's couplet : " Learn of the little Nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the rising gale.'' After our return to the ship, Captain Davis and another party made an excursion in the...
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Harry Beaufoy, Or, The Pupil of Nature

Maria Hack - 1828 - 95 pagina’s
...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...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 ; Here subterranean...
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Journal of the Franklin Institute

1829
...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...Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale." The philosophy of the poet, and the poetry of the philosopher, are assuredly contradicted by observation...
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Gill's technological [afterw.] Gill's scientific, technological ..., Volume 5

Gill's scientific, technological and microscopic repository - 1829
...from the beasts the physic of the field ; Thy arts of building from the bee receive ; Learn of tUe mole to plough ; the worm, to weave ; Learn of the...Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale." The philosophy of the poet, and the poetry of the philo" sopher, are assuredly contradicted by observation...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Deel 2,Volume 15

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...n. $. Fr. nautile ; lat * tilus. A shell fish furnished with somtik; analogous to oars and a sail. Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar and catch the driving gileiff' The little ntmtitui, with purple pride Expands his sails, and dances o'er the v\ -v Gnrf This...
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The Lion [ed. by R. Carlile]., Volume 4

1829
...voice of Nature spake, Go from these creatures, thy instruction take ; Lessons of industry from the ant receive, Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave ; .Learn of the little Nautilus.to sail, Spread thu thin oar and catch the driving gale. • Learn from the birds that food...
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Miscellanies, in Two Parts: Prose--II. Verse, &c

William Fordyce Mavor - 1829 - 512 pagina’s
...found. Of sea snails, the most curious is the nautilus, to which the poet alludes, in these words : Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the favouring gale. It is furnished with eight feet, connected by a fine membrane. Of these, six feet are...
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