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" 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, He hangs between ; in doubt to act or rest ; In doubt to deem himself a god,... "
The London student - Page 111
1868
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An Essay on Man: In Epistles to a Friend. Epistle II.

Alexander Pope - Human beings - 1733 - 18 pages
...The only Science of Mankind is Man. Plac'd on this fthmus of a Middle State, A Being darkly wife, and rudely great : * * * . With too much Knowledge for the Sceptic Side, With too much Weaknefs for a Stoic's Pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to a&, or reft, To deem himfelf a Part of...
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A Critical and philosophical Commentay on Mr. Pope's Essay on Man. In which ...

William Warburton - 1742 - 188 pages
...with regard to his own Nature : — Plac'd on this Ifthmus of a middle State, A Being darkly wife, and rudely great; With too much Knowledge for the Sceptic Side, With too much Weaknefs for the Stoic's Pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act, or reft; In doubt to deem himfelf...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1751
...T1LO ,-4 FOK-.ir, T.••:.~I V With too much knowledge for the Sceptic fide, With too much weaknefs for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or reft ; In doubt to deem himfelf a God, or Beaft ; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer ; Born but to...
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Religio medici. To which is added, sir Digby's Observations. Also critical notes

sir Thomas Browne - 1754
...middle ftate, A being darkly wife and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the fceptic fide, With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between : in doubt to aft, or reft, " In doubt to deem himfelf a god, or beaft; In doubt, his mind or body to prefer, Born...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Moral essays

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1757
...darkly wife, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the Sceptic fide, With too much weaknefs for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or reft ; In doubt to dt:cm himfelf a God, or Eeaft ; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer ; Born but to...
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An Essay on Man: By Alexander Pope, Esq. Enlarged and Improved by the Author ...

Alexander Pope - 1763 - 124 pages
...been effectually difcouraged. With too much knowledge for the Sceptic fide, 5 With too much weaknefs for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or reft ; In doubt to deem himfelfaGod, orBeaft; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer; Born but to die,...
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An Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - 1763 - 124 pages
...been effectually difcouraged. With too much knowledge for the Sceptic fide, 5 With too much weaknefs for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or reft ; In doubt to deem himfelfaGod, orBeaft; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer; Born but to die,...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Comp. from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - Poets, English - 1769 - 578 pages
...objects of right and wrong, " With too much knowledge for the Sceptic "fide, '* With too much weaknefs for the Stoic's " pride, " He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or reft; ** In doubt to deem himfelf a God, or Beaft ; > • "In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer ; "...
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Essai sur l'homme: pome philosophique par Alexandre Pope, en cinq langues ...

Alexander Pope - Epistolary poetry - 1772 - 351 pages
...darkly wife , and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the Sceptic fide , 5 With too much weaknefs for the Stoic's pride , He hangs between ; in doubt to act: , or reft ; In doubt to deem himfelf a God , or Beaft ; In doubt , his Mind or Body to prefer ; Born but...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...273, &c. I. KNOW, then thyself, presume not God to scan: The proper study of mankind is mar1. Fiac'don this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise...great, With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, 5 With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, lie hangs between, in doubt to act or rest ; In doubt...
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