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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. "
The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions, and ... - Page 12
by Alexander Pope - 1754
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Magazine of Popular Science, and Journal of the Useful Arts, Volume 4

Science - 1837
...Pope's 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 devil they got there. We are aware of Mr. Dickinson's inventions, and of his great manufacturing skill and celebrity ; but...
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Miscellanies: Hours of Idleness. English bards and Scotch reviewers. Hints ...

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1837
...Lepidus " of this poetical triumvirate. I am only surprised to see him in such goodT company. " Such things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil he came there." The trio are well defined in the sixth proposition of Euclid: " Because, in the triangles...
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Memoir of the Life and Writings of Rev. Jonathan Mayhew, D.D.: Pastor of the ...

Alden Bradford - Electronic book - 1838 - 484 pages
...New-England : I could not help calling to mind a couplet of Pope's, if you will excuse my quoting it — ' The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare — But wonder how the d — 1 they got there.' ' It is no small mortification to me, to find what a mean opinion gentleman...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by H.F. Cary, with a biogr. notice ...

Alexander Pope - 1839
...Shakspeare's name. Pretty ! in amber to observe the forme Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! / excused them too ; Well might they rage, I gave them but their due. A man's true merit 'tis not hard...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 20

1839
...Pretty ! in limber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The tilings, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there." Dut it was once esteemed quite as rich and rare as the amber in which it is now preserved, and nothing...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

English poetry - 1840
...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. r Were others angry ? I excused them top ; Well might they rage, I gave them but their due. A man's...
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Calvin and the church of Geneva. William Whittingham and the Puritans ...

William Cooke Taylor - Biography - 1842
...true, as Pope says, that it is sometimes pleasing to see insects and straws encased in amber, — % " The things we know are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there." The Duke, however, has some claims upon our attention ; his career is one of the most strikingly illustrative...
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The works of lord Byron, with notes by T. Moore [and others].

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1842
...Lepiduğ" of this poetical triumvirate. 1 am only surprised to see him in such good company. " Such he name of Love ! It was love — unchangeable — unchanged, he came there." The trio are well defined in the sixth proposllion of Euclid : " Because, in the triangles...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...Shakspeare's name. Pretty! in imber to observe the forms Of hairs, ,,r straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms! de went armed guards, Beth hone and foot, before him...and slingers, cataphracts and spears. At s.zht of hi ; Veil might they rnge, I gave them hut their due. A man's true merit 'lis not hurd to find ; lut each...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...Shakspeare's name. Pretty! in nmber to observe the forms Of hairs, Ğr straws, or dirt, or gruhs, or worms.' cxcus'd them loo ; Veil might they rage, I gave them but their due. A man's true merit 'lis not hard...
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