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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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Hamann's Schriften, herausg. von F. Roth. 8 Theile [in 9].

Johann Georg Hamann - 1842
...Epistle II: Know tben 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 ruJely great .... Go, wond'rous creature! mount where Science guides, Go, measure earth, weigh air,...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...I. KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan, V The proper study of mankind is man. — — Plac'd aise his aim, To touch the finer movements of the mind, And with the moral beauty Ho hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest ; In doubt to deem himself a god, or beast ; In doubt his...
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An Essay on Man: In Four Epistles to H. St. John, Lord Bolingbroke

Alexander Pope - English language - 1843 - 72 pages
...In every state, and in every age of life, 263, &c. I. 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 richly great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, 5 With to much weakness for the Stoic's...
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An Essay on Man: In Four Epistles to Henry St. John, Lord Bolingbroke

Alexander Pope - 1844 - 48 pages
...In every state, and in every age of life, 263, &c. f I. KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan ; "The proper study of mankind is Man. Placed on this...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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Evergreen, Volume 1

Christian literature, American - 1844
...designed. Man alone they saw restless and unsatisfied : — " Placed on this isthmus of a middle Elate, A being darkly wise and rudely great ; With too much knowledge for the seeptic's 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: To which is Prefixed, a Life of the ...

Alexander Pope - 1846
...state, and every age of life, ver. 273, ice. EPISTLE II. I. KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan The proper study of mankind is man. Placed on this...of a middle state, A being darkly wise, and rudely groat : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride,...
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Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity, Before the Lowell Institute ...

Mark Hopkins - Apologetics - 1846 - 383 pages
...reason and passion, conscience and desire, often seem to be, and are, opposing forces, and man is left "In doubt to act or rest, In doubt to deem himself a god or beast, In doubt his soul or body to prefer." " The intestine war of reason against the passions," says Pascal, " has given...
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Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity, Before the Lowell Institute ...

Mark Hopkins - Apologetics - 1846 - 383 pages
...reason and passion, conscience and desire, often seem to be, and are, opposing forces, and man is left " In doubt to act or rest, In doubt to deem himself a god or beast, In doubt his soul or body to prefer." " The intestine war of reason against the passions," says Pascal, " has given...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1847
...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, $c.] The Poet having shown, in the first epistle, that the...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed a ..., Volumes 1-2

Alexander Pope - 1848
...and every age of life, ver. 273, &c. EPISTLE II. Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A heing darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge...too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs hetween ; in douht to act, or rest ; In douht to deem himself a god, or heast ; In douht his mind or...
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