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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 Richmond and Louisville Medical Journal, Volume 21

1876
...of this " very doctor. " This triple conquest is impossible; the very effort is fraught with danger. "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 more. " MISCELLANEOUS....
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A dictionary of poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877
...gain, When fame applauds, thou hearest not the strain. MUlhouse. 1456. GENIUS : limited in its range. abour'd with his being's strife, Shrinks to that sweet forgetfulness of l : Like kings, we lose the conquests gain'd before % vain ambition still to make them more. — Pope....
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Scripture searchings in the New Testament illustrating the ..., Volume 1

Edgar Dyke Whitmarsh - 1877
...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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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1878 - 772 pages
...own. DRYUEN. To your glad genius sacrifice this day; Let common meats respectfully give way. 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 :...
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The Art of Scientific Discovery: Or, The General Conditions and Methods of ...

George Gore - 1878 - 648 pages
...IV. ACTUAL WORKING IN ORIGINAL RESEARCH. CHAPTER XXXVIII. SELECTION OF A SUBJECT OK INVESTIGATION. 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. POPE, ' Essay on Criticism.'...
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The Art of Scientific Discovery: Or, The General Conditions and Methods of ...

George Gore - 1878 - 648 pages
...IV. ACTUAL WORKING IN ORIGINAL RESEARCH. CHAPTER XXXVIII. SELECTION OF A SUBJECT OF INVESTIGATION. 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. POPE, ' Essay on Criticism.'...
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Pamphlets: United States Navy], Volume 2

1879
...existence new specialties and intensified old ones until no person can be proficient in all of them. " One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit." 86 The claim of the Line Officer, to know sufficient of all of these professions to enable him to assume...
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Famous boys; and how they became great men

Joseph Johnson - 1879 - 301 pages
...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.' "At first I felt such an attachment to astronomy, that I resolved to confine my views to the study...
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A dictionary of quotations from the English poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - 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 Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Lessons from the world of matter and ...

Theodore Parker - 1872 - 236 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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