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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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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - Quotations, English - 1855 - 576 pages
...Essay on Man. Know then thyself, presume not God to sean : The proper study of mankind is man. Plae'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise and rudely great, With too mueh knowledge for the seeptie's side, With too mueh weakness for the stoie's pride, He hangs between,...
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Selections from the British Classics: Chaucer and Spenser ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1856 - 122 pages
...EPISTLE SECOND. KNOW 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...and rudely great ; "With too much knowledge for the sceptic's side, With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He haiig.s between ; in doubt to act...
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The Life of Alexander Pope: Including Extracts from His Correspondence

Robert Carruthers - Poets, English - 1857 - 490 pages
...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 moralises in a like strain : " This is the condition of humanity : we are placed, as it were,...
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Osgood's Progressive Fifth Reader: Embracing a System of Instruction in the ...

Lucius Osgood - Readers (Elementary) - 1858 - 480 pages
...her ^ruiipel-horn. 4. How dear | to this heart ^ are the scenes | pf my childhood ! 5. Placed | on an isthmus [[ of a middle | state, A being | darkly wise || and rudely | great. 6. Warms | in the sun, || refreshes | in the breeze, Glows | in the stars, || and blossoms | in the...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1859 - 478 pages
...indi vidualt. In every slate, and every a9e of life. L KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan, <n, stoie's pride, He hangs betwcen ; in doubt to aet, or rest ; In doubt to dcem himself a god, or beast...
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Poetical Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1860
...and every age of life, ver. 273, &c. EPISTLE II. K.vow then thyself, presume not God to scan ' oper study of mankind is man. Placed on this isthmus of...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...
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Temple Bar, Volume 40

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - English periodicals - 1874
...quote from him at random, and the thing is settled : " Know then thyself; presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man. Placed on this...With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With two much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest ; In doubt to...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...sections of mankind. /. A. Si. Jo/41. MAN— Proper Study of. Know then thyself, presume not God to scan ; + հ 0 p ߨ P greatness for the stoic's pride ; He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest ; In doubt to deem himself...
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The orator's guide, or The practice and power of eloquence, Volume 150

John Antrobus (essayist.) - 1862
...friendless master of a World. SELF-KNOWLEDGE.— POPE. 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 ivue and rudely great, With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, With too much weakness for the...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 3

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1863
...state , A being darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, Wich too much weakness for the stoic's pride , He hangs...doubt to deem himself a God or beast, In doubt his mind'or body to prefer; Born but to die, and reas' ning but to err; Alike in ignorance, his reason...
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