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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 Four Epistles to H. St. John, Lord Bolingbroke : to ...

Alexander Pope - 1832 - 67 pages
...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, He hangs between : in doubt to act or rest ; In doubts to deem himself a god or beast ; In doubt his mind or body to prefer, Born but to die, and reas'oing...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - American poetry - 1832 - 882 pages
...sigh from Indus to the Pole. [From An Essay on Man.] UAA'. Kxow then thyself, presume not God to scan, The proper study of mankind is Man. Placed on this isthmus of a middle stale, A being darkly wise, and rudely great; With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too...
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Two Treatises of Proclus, the Platonic Successor: The Former Consisting of ...

Proclus - Good and evil - 1833 - 175 pages
...in the above-mentioned philosophical poem, with no less accuracy than elegance, that he is, " Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise and rudely great." — Ejrist. II. For man is situated between beings that eternally abide in the possession of reo? good,...
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Aurungzebe: Or, A Tale of Alraschid ...

1834
...cough, and half groan, which emphatically bespoke the arduous nature of his day's duty. CHAPTER XXII. " With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With...doubt to act or rest, In doubt to deem himself a god orjbeast." POPE. THE tortoise pace at which Rustum proceeded, accorded well with Alraschid's present...
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The works of Alexander Pope; with a memoir of the author, notes ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1835
...state and every age of life, v. 273, &c. EPISTLE II. I. KNOW then thyself; presume not God to scan ; The proper study of mankind is man. Placed on this...being darkly wise and rudely great ; With too much knowlege for the sceptic side, 5 With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in...
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Nagelaten verhandelingen en stukken van onderscheidenen aard van A. Fokke ...

Arend Fokke - 1835 - 240 pages
...gedachte de schrandere Engelschman Por E, in navolging van den Duitschen dichter , aldus uitdrukt : He hangs between ; in doubt to act , or rest , In doubt to deern himself a God , or Beast. Dat is : Hij -wankelt, in twijfel zijnde, of hij werken wil of rusten...
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The Poetical Works of A. Pope: Including His Translation of Homer , to which ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1836 - 442 pages
...state, and every age of life, ver. 273, tc. EPISTLE II. I. Kvow then thyself, presume not God to acau} heing darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness...
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The Book of Human Character, Volume 2

Charles Bucke - Anecdotes - 1837
...philosophy; and to this end a passage may be quoted with advantage from Pope's Essay on Man:— ' Placed in this isthmus 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, He hangs between; in doubt to act or...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science ..., Volume 12

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 1839
...seas, and there are some busy in cutting the isthTTifis, to let in both at once upon it. StiUittgJlect. Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise, and rudely great. Pops. An ISTHMUS is a narrow nock which joins two continents, or separates two seas. See PENINSULA....
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Hamann's Schriften, Volume 8, Part 1

Johann Georg Hamann - Philosophy, German - 1842
...Epistle II: Know then thyself, presume not to 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 .... Go, wond'rous creature! mount where Science guides, Go , measure earth, weigh air, and state the...
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