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" One science only will one genius fit ; So vast is art, so narrow human wit : Not only bounded to peculiar arts, But oft in those confin'd to single parts. "
The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Page 35
1824
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Selections from the Works of the Late Sylvester Genin, Esq., in Poetry ...

Sylvester Genin - 1855 - 252 pages
...profession; so much, indeed, that the author of the Essay on Man, is almost justified in saying that One science, only, will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit. This might appear true, had not the Creator bestowed on us different faculties, fitted to different...
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The Governess: a repertory of female education

Governess - 1855
...difficulties enough will attend him, and Pope's erroneous stanza will be to him an apparent truth : — < One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human nit.' And if he be allowed to discover, by his own perception, from the works of artists, as much as...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1855 - 570 pages
...expiring gain, When fame applauds, thou hearest not the strain. Robert Mulhouse to Genius. One seienee only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit. Pope's Essay on Critieism. Talents angel-bright, If wanting worth, are shining instruments, In false...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - 1856
...of understanding fails ; Where beams of warm imagination play, The memory's soft figures melt away. One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit : Not only bounded to peculiar arts, But oft in those confined to single parts. Like kings, we lose...
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The Works of Alexander Pope ...

Alexander Pope - 1856 - 504 pages
...of understanding fails ; Where beams of warm imagination play, The memory's soft figures melt away. One science only will one genius fit ; So vast is art, so narrow human wit : Not only bounded to peculiar arts But oft in those confined to single parts. Like kings we lose the...
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The Wesleyan methodist association magazine, Volume 19

1856
...the Apostles bent their undivided attention. Excellence in any thing is gained by this means. If " One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit." What can be done in soul-saving work, if the attention be divided ? No small part of the want of success...
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Lives of the Illustrious, Volumes 1-2

1856
...each, but was unable to embrace them all, and hesitated in making a selection. I had learned that ' One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit.1 At first I feH such an attachment to astronomy, that I resolved to confine my views to the study...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With a Life, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1859
...of understanding fails ; Where beams of warm imagination play, The memory's soft figures melt away. One science only will one genius fit ; So vast is art, so narrow human wit : Not only bounded to peculiar arts, But oft in those confin'd to single parts. Like kings we lose...
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American Medical Gazette and Journal of Health, Volume 11, Part 1

1859
...Schott, of Nashville, Tennessee, makes the screw-clamp, at five dollars. SPECIALTIES AND SPECIALISTS. One science only will one genius fit, So vast is Art, so narrow human wit; Like kings, we lose the conquests gained before, By vain ambition still to make them mare. The word...
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Samuel Drew ... the self-taught Cornishman, by his eldest son

Jacob Halls Drew - 1861 - 304 pages
...unable to determine what direction I should take. The sciences lay before me. I had learned that " One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit." I discovered a charm in each, but, unable to embrace them all, hesitated in making a selection. " At...
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