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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 Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1824
...EPISTLE II. I. KNOW 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 wise, and rudely great : COMMENTARY. Ver. 2. The proper study, fyc.] The Poet having shewn, in the first epistle, that the...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1824
...EPISTLE II. I. KNOW 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 wise, and rudely great : COMMENTARY. Ver. 2. The proper study, fyc.] The Poet having shewn, in the first epistle, that the...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1825 - 562 pages
...Individual. Know then thyself, presume not God to sean ; The proper study of mankind is man. Plae'd mueh knowledge for the seeptie side, With too mueh weakness for the stoie's pride, He hangs between...
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Travels in the Central Portions of the Mississippi Valley: Comprising ...

Henry Rowe Schoolcraft - America - 1825 - 459 pages
...of labour and study necessary to secure this superior knowledge and. these certain comforts : f '" Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise, or rudely great, He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest, In doubt to decnvhimself a god or beast."...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Prefaces

John Aikin - English poetry - 1826 - 807 pages
...of life. 1. KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan, The proper study of mankind is man. Plac'd e liangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest ; In doubt to deem himself a god, or beast ; In doubt his...
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Parthenon: A Magazine of Art and Literature

1826
...between the ecicrnitas H parle ante, and the tcternitas ft parte poit, as the schoolmen have it :— " Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise and rudely great." Cowley, in his Pindaric Ode, denominated " Life and Fame," has used the same figure, and there Pope...
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Extracts from ancient and modern authors, arranged so as to form a history ...

Extracts - 1828 - 80 pages
...they imagine that they have either merited his censure, or deserved his applause. Adam Smitfi. Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly...With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With loo much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest, In doubt to deem...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed a Life ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1828
...age, of life. 1. KNOW thenthyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man. Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state. A being darkly...and rudely great; With too much knowledge for the skeptic side, With too much weakness for the stoic's pride; He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest;...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1830 - 442 pages
...state, and every age of life, ver. 273, te. EPISTLE II. 1. KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan ; aw Other ; 1л doubt to deem himself a god, or beast \ In doubt his mind or body to prefer; Born but to die,...
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The Grammatical Instructer; Containing an Exposition of All the Essential ...

Samuel B. EMMONS - Grammar, Comparative and general - 1832 - 160 pages
...EPISTLE II. I. KNOW 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...and rudely great: With too much knowledge for the sceptic's side, With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act or...
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