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" Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. "
A Grammatical Corrector, Or, Vocabulary of the Common Errors of Speech ... - Pagina 39
door Seth T. Hurd - 1848 - 124 pagina’s
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Gentle Skeptic: Or, Essays and Conversations of a Country Justice on the ...

Jonathan BIRD - 1863 - 368 pagina’s
...possess a deeper interest, and we may apply to them the graceful and appreciative lines of Pope : ' Pretty in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms : The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But — wonder how the mischief they got there !...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1863
...syllables, E'en such small critics some regard may claim, Preserv'd in Milton's or in Shakspeare's name. Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. Were others...
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Works: Popular geology

Hugh Miller - 1865
...suggestive of a very different poetry from that which Pope elaborated from them in his well-known simile: " Pretty in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms : The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the mischief they got there! " Fossil...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 pagina’s
...Line 91. As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came. Line 127. Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms, Of hairs, or straws, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got...
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Hardwicke's Science-gossip: An Illustrated Medium of Interchange ..., Volume 4

Mordecai Cubitt Cooke, John Eller Taylor - 1869
...apple got into the midst of a seamless dumpling; as Pope marveEed at the trifles found in amber — " Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or ffrubs, or worms : The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 715 pagina’s
...statnes, or breathless stones, Star'd on each other, and look'd deadly pale. «mnITB Sh. Ric. nl. in. 7. Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare. But wonder how the devil they got there. Pope, Up,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

1867
...he gdds beloved) at sixteen or seventeen years of Age ; an early period for such acquaintance'. ' * Pretty! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms! The things, ye know, are neither rich nor rare. But wonder now the devil they got there. Were others...
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THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN VIRGINIA DURING THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

EDWARD D. NEILL - 1867
...ornaments made of Bermudas' products ; and exclaim, in substance, as in later years the poet Pope : ' ' Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or worms." long black hair down their shoulders. On the stage was an Island of rocks and caves, and Pint...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source : Passages ...

John Bartlett - 1868 - 778 pagina’s
...Line 91. As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. Line 127. Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. Line 169....
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, ed. with notes and intr. memoir by A.W ...

Alexander Pope - 1869
...syllables, Ev'n such small Critics some regard may claim, Preserv'd in Milton's or in Shakespeare's name3. Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms 4 ! 1 70 The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. Were...
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