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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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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1808 - 651 pages
...II. I. TT"NOW then thyself, presume not God to scan; .". The proper stndy of mankind is man. Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise, and rndely great With too mnch knowledge for the Sceptic side, With too mnch weakness for the Stoic's pride,...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1809
...With too much knowledge Tor the Sceptic side, With too nmch weakness for the Stoic's pride, He liangj 'r, Shrinks his thin essence like a shrivcll'd flow'r : Or, as Ixion fix'd ; Jn dptfbt his. Mfntl ğr Body to prefer ; Born but to die, uml reasoning 'but to err ; Alike in ignorance,...
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The Works of Mr. A. Cowley: In Prose and Verse, Volume 2

Abraham Cowley - English poetry - 1809
...sublime idea, which lay unnoticed in this ode, till Mr. Pope produced it into observation — " Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, " A being darkly wise, and rudely great." Ess. on Man, ep. ii. 3. Not but our philosophical poet had his eye, also on M. Pascal — " qu'est-ce...
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Works of Fisher Ames

Fisher Ames - United States - 1809 - 519 pages
...on his four years political journey in this seemingly equivocal manner as a president, Placed on the isthmus of a. middle state, A being darkly wise and rudely great. BUT if this would do for him, it would not answer for his party : they will expect much and attempt...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 526 pages
...FP1STLE II. I. KNOW then thyself, presnme not God to scan, The proper study of mnnkjnd is man. Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly...too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, With too inn''h weakness for the Stojc's pride, He hangs Vein era ; In doubt to act, or rest; In doubt to di-cm'...
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The Works of the Right Reverend William Warburton ...

William Warburton - 1811
...does Mr. Pope describe Man's weakness and blindness, with regard-to his own nature : • — Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly...doubt to deem himself a god, or beast; In doubt, his rnind, or body to prefer, Born but to die, and reasoning but to err. And as he hath given this description...
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The Works of the Right Reverend William Warburton, D.D., Lord ..., Volume 11

William Warburton, Richard Hurd - Anglican Communion - 1811 - 12 pages
...does Mr. Pope describe Man's weakness and blindness, with regard to his own nature : , • — Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly...rudely great ; With too much knowledge for the sceptic sidej With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, 'or rest ;...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1812
...EPISTLE II. I. JTNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan, The proper study of mankind is man. Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly...great : With too much knowledge for -the sceptic side, 5 With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest ; In doubt...
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Elegant poems. Pope's Essay on man, Blair's Grave, Gray's Elegy, Goldsmith's ...

Elegant poems - 1814
...RIGHT.' EPISTLE II. then thyself, presume not God to scan ; The proper study of mankind is man. Flac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly...great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, 5 With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest, In doubt...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1819 - 436 pages
...Self-Knoicledge. KNOW thou thyself, presume not God to scan, The proper study of mankind is Man. Plac'd -on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly...pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest ; In donbt to deem himself a God, or beast ; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer ; Born but to die, and...
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