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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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Miscellanies

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. i IJ ..•"••' ' . It is furnished with eight feet, connected by a fine membrane....
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 15

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...obligations ; and. having leapt over such mountains, lie down before a molrhil:. South's St'rnwns. Thy arts of building from the bee receive ; Learn of the mole to plow, the worm to weave. l'ope. Superficial writers, like the mole, often fancy themselves deep, when...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson - 1830 - 484 pagina’s
...Learn from the birds what food the thickets yield ; Learn from the beasts the physic of the field ; } 8ےd ՗ /& ? + &q{dEu) G QB W` kW 'u? 9 riere too all forms of social union find, And hence let reason, late, instruct mankind : 180 Here subterranean...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...the boat ahead. PLUTARCH — Whether 'twas rightfully said, Live concealed. (See also BURTON) 7 Leam of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale. POPE— Essay on Man. Ep. III. L. 177. g The oars were silver: Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke....
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1924 - 756 pagina’s
...shell which it continually builds up as it grows. 1. poets feign : eg Pope, Essay on Man, iii. 178, ' Learn of the little Nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.' The Nautilus was formerly supposed to use its webbed dorsal arms as sails. 5. the siren : see note...
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The Golden Galleon

Alfred Fowler - 1924
...mankind to the providence of God, as the true source of all wisdom, says beautifully — Learn of the 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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Little Folks: A Magazine for the Young

1882
...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 subterranean works and cities see ; There, towns aerial on the waving tree. Learn each...
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Manual of Conchology, Structural and Systemic; with Illustrations of the ...

1879
...the former Aristotle, .-Elian, Oppian, Athenanis, Pliny — and among modern poets. Pope and Byron. Learn of the little Nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale. — POPB. Light as a flake of foam upon the wind, Keel upwards from the deep emerged a shell. Shaped...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 47

1855
...take ; Learn from the birds what food the thickets yieldLearn from the beasts the physic of the field. Thy arts of building from the bee receive ; Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave ; Leam of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gala. Learn each...
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Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, Volume 5

Boston Society of Natural History - 1856
...Modern poets have also sung its praises — among others, Pope and Byron; the former writes: — " Learn of the little Nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale." 371 and, as these do not inhabit shells, the membranes, even if they could- be kept erect, could not...
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