In both, to reason right is to submit. Pride still is aiming at the blest abodes, Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell, Aspiring to be angels, men rebel.
A few stray spots but fine Ornaments on title pages, decorative head and tail pieces. Title: Essay on Man. The text was compressed from 20 pp. Earth for whose use? Four parts [see following] in one volume, folio, 20; ii , 18; 20; iv , 18, ii pp. The consequence of all, the absolute submission due to Providence, both as to our present and future state, ver. Whittingham Chiswick Press
What if the head, the eye, or ear repined To serve mere engines to the ruling mind? Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise and rudely great: With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, And too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act or rest; In doubt to deem himself a God or Beast; In doubt his mind or body to prefer; Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err. Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little or too much.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pope argues that humanity should make a study of itself, and not debase the spiritual essence of the world with earthly science, since the two are diametrically opposed to one another: man should "presume not God to scan". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. London: Printed for J. Retrieved 21 May Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius.
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Three Hours After Marriage Martha Blount John Caryll. Hidden categories: Articles with LibriVox links. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. With the growth of Romanticism Pope's poetry was increasingly seen as outdated and the 'Age of Pope' ended. It was not until s when serious attempt was made to rediscover the poet's work. While there is some argument as to the first issue of the first part, both camps Griffith and Wise are here represented with excellent examples.
A wonderful, and truly complete compilation of all relevant issues of one of the great poems in the English language. Ashley IV, p. HBS More information about this seller Contact this seller 5. Published by printed for J. Wilford, London About this Item: printed for J. Wilford, London, First edition, first issue of all four parts. Ornaments on title pages, decorative head and tail pieces.
A fine copy with wide margins of Pope's philosophical verse essay. All four parts in first printings, with the following salient points as per Foxon: Part I with 19 pages properly numbered; Part II with lines numbered; Part III with note on last page in two lines. There was only one early folio printing of Part IV, as seen here. In cloth chemise and slipcase.
Small bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. A few stray spots but fine Ornaments on title pages, decorative head and tail pieces.
Folio x mm First edition, first issue of all four parts. More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. Wilford, at the Three Flower-de-luces, behind the Chapter-house, St. Pauls, London Pauls, London, First Edition - First Issue. Four parts [see following] in one volume, folio, 20; ii , 18; 20; iv , 18, ii pp. All half titles present as called for. The bibliography of the first three parts or epistles of the Essay on Man is complicated by the existence of variant issues distinguishable only by slight differences in setting and collation.
The chronological sequence of these issues, notably that of the first epistle has long been the subject of bibliographical debate. There was only one folio printing of the fourth epistle so there is no question of variants in this instance.
The names of Wise and Griffith invariably appear in any discussion of the variant states of the first three parts of the Essay on Man. Wise and Griffith are in agreement upon the first issue or state of the second and third epistle respectively. However, these two bibliographers differed radically in their pronouncements upon the first printing of Part I. The issue which Griffith places first, Wise describes as the second issue, and vice versa.
The present set is first issue throughout according to the criteria established by Griffith. It is most significant to note that David Foxon has concurred with Griffith's determination. More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. Second edition. Epistle I: stated 2nd edition on title page. One instance of neat marginalia on page . Epistle II: first edition, first issue. Lacks half-title. Epistle III: first edition, first issue.
Includes half-title pages [i-ii]; minor cup ring staining to half title. Epistle IV: first edition, first issue. Includes contents page. Page 17 incorrectly numbered Small stain to margin of two pages. Hardcover: circa marbled-paper covered boards, with maroon leather spine label. Very attractive, and in excellent condition with only minimal shelfwear. Pages undulate are not flat somewhat, not from exposure to moisture.
Alexander Pope Size: Folio. More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. From: George Robert Minkoff, Inc. About this Item: Hardcover.
Four parts bound as one. Illustrated with woodcut head and title pieces. London: Printed for J. Wilford, at the Three Flower-de-Luces. The four parts together constitute the First Complete Edition. The first edition to include the note To the Reader, and the first to include the Table of Contents to all 4 parts. Epistle II, with the lines numbered; Epistle III, with the note on the final page set in 2 lines; Epistle IV, with the advertisement for the previous three epistles on the penultimate page.
One of the great poems in the English language, including the first appearance in print of the phrase, Hope springs eternal in the human breast. The first part, corrected by Pope, is now called Epistle I rather than Part I, and includes a note to the reader stating Popes reasons for having the first 3 Epistles published separately, and now includes a table of contents to all 4 Epistles.
These innovations combine to suggest that the author and publisher now wish, for the first time, for all 4 Epistles to be considered together as part of a single work. Lacking half titles for the second and third Epistles, possibly not included by the publisher in all copies.
Moderate scuffing to boards; edges and corners worn; interior generally clean, with wide margins and hand marbled endpapers.
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Published by London: for J. About this Item: London: for J. Together four vols. A good example of the sort of set assembled in the midth century. Very fine copy. Hogan copy not as good. Included are the following: a [Pope, Alexander. Address'd to a friend. Wilford, n. First impression, with the pages properly numbered. Griffith ; Foxon P; Rothschild In epistles to a friend.
Epistle II. The lines are numbered throughout incorrectly. Half-title present. Griffith ; Foxon P Epistle III. A paginary reprint of the first edition, probably done in or to complete sets. The note at the foot of p. The penultimate line is correctly numbered Epistle IV. Seller Inventory ABE More information about this seller Contact this seller Condition: Very good condition. First Edition. Epistle I: first edition, third issue. Title page moderately toned. Lacks half-title pages [i-ii]. Circa three quarter leather binding.
The inner front hinge is weakened, and the extremities are rubbed and worn with minor flaking and discoloration. Page height: 12 inches. Cooper : London Cooper : London, Lovely copies of these two important works by Pope, with copious notes and commentary by William Warburton. These important poetical works explore the themes of literary criticism and theological questions surrounding morality. A very scarce and early edition of two of Pope's notable poetical works.
Rebound in one in a full cloth binding. ESTC no. Pope was a extremely influential poet of the 18th century, with his most famous works including, 'The Rape of the Lock', 'An Essay on Man', as well as his translation of Homer's 'The Odyssey'. With commentary and notes by the literary critic William Warburton. In this work Pope explores the relationship between the author, their work and and their critics. This important work explores the changes in these relationships in the early 18th century.
Pope and Warburton had a friendship with Warburton becoming a editor and collaborator. On the death of Pope, Warburton was bequeathed half of his extensive library. Condition: Rebound in a full cloth binding, with new endpapers. Externally excellent with some minor shelfwear.
Internally firmly bound. Pages are clean the odd mark. Overall Condition: Near Fine. Four volumes. Extracted from bound volume s with the half-title for the second and third titles, none called for in this printing of the first or fourth. First title and several margins in the first part considerably browned and frayed, a number of leaves neatly detached, some creasing and foxing throughout, a few small marginal chips; the first part is a place-holder only, parts II-IV are modest but presentable copies.
First editions of the second through fourth parts, and Griffith's "issue I" of the first part, "pretty surely set up from a marked copy of A. Condition: Used: Good. For J. Green Green, A rare, small format, selection of Pope. Condition: Fine. The first published edition of Epistles I-IV as a single volume.
As Foxon notes, the same text was also produced in small and large folio, but these larger formats, though printed first, were clearly intended for inclusion in Vol. II of his Works ; a small number of copies appear to have been distributed separately, but it was the quarto version which was generally offered for sale. For this collected edition, nicely printed with a number of engraved vignettes, Pope made numerous changes, large and small, beginning with the very first line of Epistle I, where "St.
John" Bolingbroke has replaced Laelius as the addressee. In addition, there is a new three-page preface "The Design". Half-title present; a few scattered spots, but a fine large copy, with outer margins uncut. With the armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Abdy, Bart. Seller Inventory ap. Published by London, About this Item: London, Four parts, folio, pp. The Essay complete in four epistles: the important fourth printing of Epistle I revised and adding a 'note to the reader' and a table of contents to all four parts , with the first editions of Epistle II with lines numbered , Epistle III with the note on the final page set in two lines , and Epistle IV.
The present edition is the only one with important revisions to the text and was long sought after by collectors. Language: English. Seller Inventory G From: Antiquariaat Spinoza Amsterdam, Netherlands.