Careful Words

reach (n.)

reach (v.)

reach (adj.)

From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part,

And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744): Essay on Criticism. Part i. Line 152.

Choice word and measured phrase above the reach

Of ordinary men.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850): Resolution and Independence. Stanza 14.

Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.

Edmund Spenser (1553-1599): Faerie Queene. Book v. Canto ii. St. 43.