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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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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 3

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1863
...les compter : 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...great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, Wich too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act or rest ; In doubt...
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Evidences of Christianity: Lectures Before the Lowell Institute, January 1844

Mark Hopkins - Apologetics - 1863 - 356 pages
...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,...
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English Roots, and the Derivation of Words from the Ancient Anglo-Saxon: Two ...

Edward Newenham Hoare - English language - 1863 - 223 pages
...words, and we find them frequently made to rhyme with " great." The poet describes man as " Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise, and rudely great." And he points out the true nobility of race, — " But by your fathers' Worth if your's yon rate, Count...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 4

Taine - English literature - 1866
...les compter : 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...doubt to act or rest ; In doubt to deem himself a God er beast, In doubt his mind or body to prefer ; Born butto die, and reas'ning but to err; Alike in...
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Man: a Story of Light and Darkness

Rev. Henry GREENE - 1866 - 475 pages
...surely not worth considering. Whence this tendency or this education ? ANOTHER STORY OF THE DARKNESS.* Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being...and rudely great, With too much knowledge for the sceptic's side, With too much greatness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between in doubt to act or...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 526 pages
...state and every age of life, v. 273, &c. EPISTLE II. r. KNOW then thyself ; presume not God to scan ; The proper study of mankind is man. Placed on this...rest ; In doubt to deem himself a god or beast ; In uoubt his mind or body to prefer ; Born but to die, and reasoning but to err ; 10 Alike in ignorance,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

1867
...the individual In every *tofe, and every age of life. I. KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan, The proper study of mankind is Man. Placed on this...or rest ; In doubt to deem himself a god, or beast ; [n doubt his mind or body to prefer ; Born but to die, and reasoning but to err; Alike in ignorance,...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations - 1867 - 715 pages
...Field Sports. 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...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 or beast...
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An Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 53 pages
...individuals in every state, and in every age of life. I. KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan ; The proper study of mankind is Man. Placed on this...and rudely great; With too much knowledge for the skeptic side, With too much weakness for the Stoie's pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act or rest;...
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Philosophical Interpretations

Robert J. Fogelin - Philosophy - 1992 - 272 pages
...middle-state skepticism, for it reflects the same sentiment as the following lines from his "An Essay on Man": Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A...side, With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride. . . . A similar sentiment is expressed in Paradise Lost, where Milton has Raphael warn Adam not to...
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