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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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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1863
...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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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 23

1863
...worthy aspirations. He says: "The sciences lay before me; there were charms in each, but I had learned 'One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow Irtimsn wit.' For astronomy I was deficient in arithmetic; history required time and books which I...
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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...And waste its sweetuess on the desert air. GRAY. — Elegy, Verse 14. GENIUS. — One science ouly will one genius fit ; So vast is art, so narrow human wit. POPE. — On Criticism, Part I. Line 80. Genius must be born, and never can be taught. DRYDEN. —...
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Yearbook of Pharmacy: Comprising Abstracts of Papers Relating to Pharmacy ...

1887
...division of labour and a strict limitation of it to special subjects we assist in the general result. "One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit." Research as distinguished from invention, or the application of knowledge previously acquired, is surrounded...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 pages
...with our judgments as our watches, none Go just alike, yet each believes his own.* Part i. Line 9, One science only will one genius fit ; So vast is art, so narrow human wit. Part i. Line 60. And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art. Part i. Line 153. Pride, the never failing...
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Lessons from the World of Matter and the World of Man: Selected from Notes ...

Theodore Parker, Rufus Leighton - 1865 - 430 pages
...such royal guests. Human nature is too great to be made perfect, all parts of it, in a single man ; " One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit." As, analytically speaking, genius is power of instinctive intuition, and power of conscious reflection,...
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The British Poets, Volume 2

1866
...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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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 715 pages
...wrought, But genius must be born, and never can be taught. Dryden, to Congreve, on the Double Dealer-. One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit : Like kings, we lose the conquests gain'd before, By vain ambition still to make them more. Pope,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: Ed. by the Rev. H. F. Cary

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 485 pages
...of understanding feils: 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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Book of Elegant Poetical Extracts

John T. Watson - 1869 - 506 pages
...place, and action, may with pains be wrought, But genius must be born, and never can be taught. DRYDEN. One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit : Like kings, we lose the conquests gain'd before, By vain ambition still to make them more. POPE'S...
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