earth unbalanc'd from her orbit fly, 252Planets and suns run lawless through the sky; 253Let ruling angels from their spheres be hurl'd, 254Being on being wreck'd, and world on world; 255 Heav'n's whole foundations to their centre nod, 256And nature tremble to the throne. Back to Line 156 Borgia: alludes to the fifteenth-century Italian family notorious for murders and other crimes. The fact of the matter is, family units do not count for much in the animal kingdom, at any rate, not for long. Though not explicitly Christian, the Essay makes the implicit assumption that man is fallen and unregenerate, and that he must seek his own salvation. Ethic Epistles and, moral Essays.
218Feels at each thread, and lives along the line: 219In the nice bee, what sense so subtly true 220From pois'nous herbs extracts the healing dew: 221How instinct varies in the grov'lling swine, 222Compar'd, half-reas'ning elephant, with thine: 223 'Twixt that, and reason, what a nice. Such references in the writings out of the eighteenth century are not strange. Project Gutenberg updates its listing of IP addresses approximately monthly. Of fame, Pope says, it is but "a fancied life in others' breath. A Court in Germany ordered that access to certain items in the Project Gutenberg collection are blocked from Germany. He first observes how "plastic" nature is, how everything is dependant on one and the other, is attracted to one and the other, down even to "single atoms." Everything "it's neighbour to embrace." (While Pope did not do so, he might just as easily have. Mark what unvaried laws preserve each state;- Laws wise as nature, and as fix'd as fate. 257All this dread order break-for whom? In what ways can we relate the Essay on Man to works like Swift's. And, drawn, supports - upheld by God or thee? The poem was originally published anonymously; Pope did not admit authorship until 1735. 194 For this plain reason, man is not a fly.