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Man, like the gen’rous vine, supported lives; The strength he gains is from th’ embrace he gives. On their own Axis as the Planets run, Yet make at once their circle round the Sun; So two consistent motions act the Soul; 315 And one regards Itself, and one the Whole.
Thus God and Nature link'd the gen'ral frame, And bade Self-love and Social be the same.
In this passage, (Ver. 318.) Pope uses the very words of Bolingbroke : * Thus it happens that Self-love and Social are divided, and set in opposition to one another in the conduct of particular men, whilst in the making laws, and the regulation of govern