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" KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man. Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness for the stoic's pride,... "
Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ... - Sivu 364
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Pope's Essay on man, ed., with annotations &c. by J. Hunter

Alexander Pope - 1879
...rudeApollo, ness and greatness meet to3. A middle s/ate.] A state gether. superior to what is at one ex10 With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, With...little or too much ; Chaos of thought and passion all confused ; Still by himself abused, or disabused ; Created half to rise, and half to fall ; Great lord...

Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - 1879 - 122 sivua
...of life, 273. then thyself, presume not God to scan, The proper studjr of .mankind is man. ivr ' ,^. Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, /A being...doubt his mind or body to prefer; Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err; 10 Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little or too much:...

The existence of evil considered in its relation to the divine sovereignty

A. Medwin - 1880
...tendencies of believers themselves ; the world falls before them every day." — Oifen on " Indwelling Sin." A being darkly wise and rudely great, With too much...little or too much ; Chaos of thought and passion, all confused ; Still by himself abused or disabused ; Created half to rise, and half to fall, Great lord...

English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1880 - 158 sivua
...following — nearly every line an antithesis and an abstract : Know then thyself, presume not Got to scan, The proper study of mankind is man. Plac'd on this...doubt his mind or body to prefer, Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err ; Alike in ignorance, his reason such, . Chaos of thought and passion, all coufus'd...

Gems of national poetry. Compiled and ed. by mrs. Valentine

Laura Valentine - 1880
...great With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, [pride. With too much weakness for the stoic's He hangs between ; in doubt to act or rest ; In doubt...little or too much ; Chaos of thought and passion, all confused; Still by himself abused or disabused ; Created half to rise and h.ilf to fall ; Great lord...

Pope: Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - 1881 - 122 sivua
...individuals, 263. In every state, and every age of life, 273. then thyself, presume not God to scan, The proper study of mankind is man. Plac'd on this...doubt his mind or body to prefer; Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err; 10 Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little or too much:...

The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

1881 - 536 sivua
...Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise, and rudely great ; With too i in ii-li and, indeed, outdo most of the country churches that...keeps them in very good order, and will suffer nobody confused ; Still by himself abused, or disabused ; Created half to rise, and half to fall ; Great lord...

Science and Health, Nide 1

Mary Baker Eddy - 1881
...of a middle state, A being darkly wise and rudely great, With too much knowledge for the sceptic's side, With too much weakness for the stoic's pride,...little or too much ; Chaos of thought and passion, all confused; Still by himself abused or disabused ; Created half to rise and half to fall ; Great lord...

Waifs: A Handful of Essays and Sketches

William Tait Ross - 1881 - 206 sivua
...deceiving himself by embracing its shadow. Truly did the poet speak when he described him as being — " In doubt his mind or body to prefer, Born but to die,...little or too much ; Chaos of thought and passion all confused, Still by himself abused or disabused ; Created half to rise and half to fall, Great lord...

A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - 715 sivua
...rudely great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side. With too much weakness for the stoic s pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest...his mind or body to prefer ; Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err. Pupe, EM n. 1. Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate,...




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