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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 Transylvania Journal of Medicine, and the Associate Sciences, Volume 5

1832 - 640 pages
...classical Latin. To all this it will be objected, Jin lunga,vita brecit; •• One science only does one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit." And it. is true that one science ought to engross your attention chiefly, arid that all other studies should...
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A treatise on happiness [by J. Flamank].

James Flamank - 1833 - 414 pages
...desert. Some have confined themselves to one or two branches of science, agreeably to the maxim of Pope, — " One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit." But this differs essentially from the opinion of Dr. Barrow : — " He will be a lame scholar," observes...
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The Life, Character, and Literary Labours of Samuel Drew, A. M.

Jacob Halls Drew - 1834 - 556 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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The Cambrian Plutarch: Comprising Memoirs of Some of the Most Eminent ...

John Humphreys Parry - 1834 - 486 pages
...there are certain talents, which are not always compatible. It has, indeed, been observed that — One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit. But the Life of Edward Llwyd disproves the infallibility of the rule, since he was, in an eminent degree,...
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A Descriptive, Explanatory, and Critical, Catalogue of Fifty of the Earliest ...

John Landseer - 1834 - 534 pages
...other regions, or been compelled thither- by adverse gales, we cannot tell; but, as the poet opines, " One Science only will one genius fit, So vast is Art; so narrow human wit." There are some few exceptions we know; but our contemporary's knowledge of Art and artists, is so superficial,...
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The American Orator's Own Book: Or, The Art of Extemporaneous Public ...

1836 - 362 pages
...must adopt the falling inflexion with considerable force, in the caesura of the last line but one. 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 poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by H.F. Cary, with a biogr. notice ...

Alexander Pope - 1839 - 510 pages
...of understanding fails ; Where beams of warm imagination play, The memory's soft figures melt away. he house reject' him, " 'Sdeath, I'll print it, : Not only bounded to peculiar arts, But oft in those confined to single parts. Like kings we lose...
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Portfolio of an Artist

1839 - 276 pages
...he must seek to associate his labours with the genius of his country. A. Cunningham. HUMAN CAPACITY. ONE science only will one genius fit ; So vast is art, so narrow human wit. Pope. NOTHING PERFECT. WHOEVER thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 7

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1839 - 584 pages
...of their votaries for the practical duties of their profession. Men cannot serve two masters ; — " 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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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts ..., Volume 1

1847 - 540 pages
...and aetion, may with pains be wrought, But genius must be born, and never can be taught. DRYDEX. 2. 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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