: if any man can unite all these without. Those ideas were first set forth in England by Anthony Ashley Cowper, Earl of Shaftesbury (1671-1731). And pretend your family is young; Nor own, your fathers have been fools so long. Pope dealt with the question of God in Nature, and the world of Man. Hope humbly then; with trembling pinions soar; Wait the great teacher Death; and God adore! Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the open, what the covert yield; The latent tracts, the giddy heights explore. The main tenet of this system of natural theology was that one God, all-wise and all-merciful, governed the world providentially for the best.
The Influence of Self-love operating to the social and public Good,.266. A wit's a feather, and a chief a rod; An honest man's the noblest work of God.
Pope's life as a writer falls into three periods, answering fairly.
The argument of Leibnitz's Theodicee was widely used; and although Pope said that he had never read the Theodicee, his "Essay on Man" has a like.
Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man.
But vindicate the ways of God to man.
But grant him riches, your demand is o'er? Oft, in the passion's wild rotation tost, Our spring of action to ourselves is lost: Tired, not determined, to the last we yield, And what comes then is master of the field. OF THE nature AND state OF MAN with respect TO happiness. That Man is not to be deemed imperfect, but a being suited to his place and rank in the Creation, agreeable to the general Order of Things, and conformable to Ends and Relations to him unknown,.35, etc. Thus beast and bird their common charge attend, The mothers nurse it, and the sires defend; The young dismissed to wander earth or air, There stops the instinct, and there ends the care; The link dissolves, each seeks a fresh embrace, Another love succeeds, another.