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He, who through vast immensity can pierce,
See worlds on worlds compose one universe, it Observe how system into system runs,
25 What other planets circle other suns,
Is the great chain, that draws all to agree,
23–28. He, who can pierce, see, and observe, may tell, &c. When a nom case is immediately followed by a relative, you must look for its verb beyond the relative sen. tence and its connections.
29–32. Has thy pervading soul looked through the bear ings, ties, &c., of this frame?
37. If thou canst guess, then guess the harder reason. Guess in the end of the line is in the imp. mode.
40. Then the weeds, which they shade, are made. 42. Why Jupiter's moons or satellites, are less than the planet itself ?
Of systems possible, if 'tis confest,
50 Respecting man, whatever wrong we call which
Perhaps acts second to some sphere unknown,
Tis but a part we see, and not a whole. 60
43. If 'tis confest, that infinite Wisdom must form the best of possible systems.
45. Where all must fall, or not be coherent.
49. Wrangle may be, by hypothesis, put in the imp. m. or in the subj. m. - if we or you wrangle.
50. The phrase, if God has placed him wrong, is in oposition with question.
51. Respecting, by some, is called a prep. and it may be a part. - That, respecting man, which we call wrong
55. In God's works one single purpose, can, &c
When the dull ox, why now he breaks the clod,
Then say not, man's imperfect, Heaven in fault;
63. · Oxen were offered in sacrifice by most of the ancients, as well as the Jews. With the Egyptians, the speses 0.2, was
and an object of worship. When rheir god, the bull Apis, died, in the reign of Ptolemy Lamus, the expenses of his funeral pomp exceeded 50,000 French crowns.
75. Blest, a part. used for its s. or, the man, who is (or who began to be) blest to-day, &c.
76. Years - Nouns of time and distance, and manner, with the noun, home, are put in the obj. case, without any word expressed to govern them - - a prep. being understood.
80. Beiny is a noun - Who could suffer (i. e. bear the burden of) cxistence here below.
That each may fill the circle mark'd by Heaven fhearren Who sees with equal eye, as God of all, we.
A hero perish, or a sparrow fall,
Hope humbly then; with trembling pinions soar;
Lo, the poor Indian ! whose untutor'd mind
81. If the lamb, which thy riot dooms, &c. (if he) had thy reason, would he skip and play? He is only a repetition of the subject, and in app. with lamb.
85. Interjections govern both the nom. and obj. of pronouns, but the nom. only of nouns.
87. Who relates to Heaven, which is here used for God, and God, in the end of the line, is connected with who, by the conj. asmor, those nouns which follow the conj. as, and have a like meaning with those to which they are connected, may be considered in apposition with the same.
32. Wait for the great teacher. By a particular usage of language, the obj. case is put after many verbs which do not pass over to them, as the real objects of an action.
His soul proud science never taught to stray
IV. Go, wiser thou! and in thy scale of sense,
If man alone engross not heaven's high care, if he he not
Alone made perfect here, immortal there; 120 then Snatch from his hand the balance and the rod,
Rejudge his justice, be the god of God !
In pride, in reasoning pride our error lies ;
102. To the solar walk, that is, the circuit of the sun. 113. Go, thou, who art wiser than the poor Indian.
115. Call that, imperfection, which thou fanciest to be such.
120. If he be not alone made, &c. then snatch