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" Ah cease, rash youth! desist ere 'tis too late, Fear the just gods, and think of Scylla's fate! Chang'd to a bird, and sent to flit in air, She dearly pays for Nisus' injur'd hair! But when to mischief mortals bend their will, How soon they find fit instruments... "
Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot - Página 22
por Alexander Pope - 1885 - 51 páginas
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Chambers's national reading-books, Libro 6

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1877
...playing at cards (ombre), till coffee is brought in.] But when to mischief mortals bend their will, 125 How soon they find fit instruments of ill! Just then, Clarissa drew with tempting grace A two-edged weapon from her shining case : So ladies, in romance, assist their knight, Present the...
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Longer English Poems: With Notes, Philological and Explanatory, and an ...

John Wesley Hales - 1878 - 427 páginas
...Ah cease, rash youth! desist e'er 'tis too late, Fear the just Gods, and think of Scylla's Fate! 410 Chang'd to a bird, and sent to flit in air, She dearly...Just then Clarissa drew with tempting grace 415 A two-edgM weapon from her shining case : So Ladies in Romance assist their Knight, Present the spear,...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1878 - 772 páginas
...embrace. POPE. The heart resolves this matter in a trice: Men only feel the smart, but not the vice. POPE. But when to mischief mortals bend their will, How soon they find fit instruments of ill ! POPE. Deduct what is but vanity or dress, Or learning's luxury, or idleness, Or tricks to show the...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - 1963 - 850 páginas
...in Air, She dearly pays for Nisus' injur'd Hair ! But when to Mischief Mortals bend their Will, 125 How soon they find fit Instruments of Ill ! Just then, Clarissa drew with tempting Grace A two-edg'd Weapon from her shining Case; So Ladies in Romance assist their Knight, Present the Spear,...
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Lyrical Positivism

Carlee Lippman - 1978 - 195 páginas
...and "think about all your deductions" is worth remembering the next time you fill out a tax form. ) "But when to Mischief Mortals bend their Will, / How soon they find fit Instruments of lll," is no longer in the heyday of prescriptive statements. Oark shadows have fallen across the paths...
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Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms

Merriam-Webster, Inc - 1984 - 940 páginas
...adapted or adaptable to the end in view, the use proposed, or the work to be done <food fit for a king) <but when to mischief mortals bend their will, how soon they find fit instruments of ill! — Pope) <never even in the most perfect days of my development as an artist could I have found words...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 páginas
...cease, rash youth, desist ere 'tis too late, Fear the just gods, and think of Scylla's fate! Changed to a bird, and sent to flit in air. She dearly pays for Nisus' injured hair! But when to mischief mortals bend their will, How soon they find fit instruments of ill!...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 páginas
...cease, rash youth! desist ere 'tis too late, Fear the just gods, and think of Scylla's fate! Changed to a bird, and sent to flit in air, She dearly pays for Nisus' injured hair! But when to mischief mortals bend their will, How soon they find fit instruments of ill?...
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The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Frances Mayes - 2001 - 494 páginas
...tone and length was the epigram, a rhyming couplet or quatrain such as this one by Alexander Pope: But when to mischief mortals bend their will, How soon they find fit instruments of ill! But epigrams have very different qualities. An anonymous Latin epigram describes itself: Three things...
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Biblical and Classical Myths: The Mythological Framework of Western Culture

Northrop Frye, Jay Macpherson - 2004 - 471 páginas
...Scylla Ah cease, rash youth! desist ere 'tis too late, Fear the just gods, and think of Scylla's fate! Chang'd to a bird, and sent to flit in air, She dearly pays for Nisus' injur'd hair! Pope The city of Megara on the Isthmus of Corinth was ruled by King Nisus, who among his white hairs...
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