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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 sacred and profane history of the world connected. With the ..., Volume 2

Samuel Shuckford - 1848
...scale of life and sense, 'tis plain, There must be, somewhere, such a rank as man. — Plac'd on the isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise and rudely great'. There must be somewhere, in the ascents up from sense to the heights of reason, a rank of creatures...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1850 - 484 pages
...slate, and every age of life, ver. 273, &cEPISTLE II. I. KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scauj The proper study of mankind is man. Placed on this...side, With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, lie hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest; In doubt to deem himself a god, or beast ; In doubt his...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1851
...of life. 1 . 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 ; C With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 519 pages
...truth is clear : WHATEVER is, is RIGHT. KPISTLE II. 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's1 pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act or rest ; In doubt...
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The British and Foreign Evangelical Review, Volume 1

Theology - 1852
...raison et devenir betes brutes." The same idea recurs in Pope again, speaking of man generally: — " He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest — In doubt to deem himself a yod or beast." The Second Epistle opens with the famous line : " The proper study of mankind is man;"...
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The Christian Philosopher & Metaphysician: A Series of Tracts, to be ...

John Lord - Anthroposophy - 1852
...being master of, we may every where hope for an easy victory." Yet man is still conceived of as, " Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise, but rudely groat ; With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness for the stoic's...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1853
...ver. 273, &c. T7~NOW then thyself, presume not God to scan, " The proper study of mankind is man.1 Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being...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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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by R. Carruthers, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1853
...Bolingbroke has his curiosa felicitas as well as Pope. The poet tells us in a beautiful couplet that man is " Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise and rudely great." St. John moralizes in a like strain. " This is the condition of humanity we are placed, as it were,...
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Works of Fisher Ames: With a Selection from His Speeches and ..., Volume 2

Fisher Ames - United States - 1854
...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 every...
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The doctor's vision, an allegory

mrs. Henry H B. Paull - 1855
...deformity can be distinguished. Bocter's Ffsfon. CHAPTER VII. A being darkly wise and rudely great. ***** He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest, In doubt to deem himself a god or beast : In doubt hie mind or body to prefer, Born but to die, and reasoning but to err. POPE. THE tower to which we...
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