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" Vast chain of being! which from God began, Natures ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach; from infinite to thee, From thee to nothing. "
Human Physiology - Page 33
by Robley Dunglison - 1850
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 471 pages
...and Pope embraces it enthusiastically: Vast chain of being, which from God began, Nature aethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect! what no eye can see No glass can reach! From Infinite to thee, From thee to Nothing. (1. 237-241) Such lines recall Thomson's earlier version...
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Standing by Words: Essays

Wendell Berry - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1983 - 213 pages
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Evolution 101

Janice Moore, Randy Moore - Science - 2006 - 219 pages
...later by poet Alexander Pope in his Essay on Man: Vast chain of being! Which from God began, Natures ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach; from Infinite to thee, From thee to nothing. — On superior pow'rs Were we to press, inferior might...
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Opportunity: Optimizing Life's Chances

Donald Morris - Philosophy - 2006 - 461 pages
...common.'"19 Alexander Pope (1688-1744), Essay on Man "Vast chain of being! Which from God began, Natures ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach; from Infinite to thee, From thee to nothing. On superior powers Were we to press, inferior might on...
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Poems Collected

Alexander Pope - Fiction - 2006 - 420 pages
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A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

Christine Gerrard - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 624 pages
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...Essay on Man Epistle 1, 1. 95 (1733) 19 Vast chain of Being, which from God began, Natures aethereal, tes on the State of Virginia, query 17 (1781-1785) 12 Is uniformity [of opinion] attai from Infinite to thee, From thee to Nothing! An Essay on Man Epistle 1, 1. 237 (1733) 20 And, spite...
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Strangers in the South Seas: The Idea of the Pacific in Western Thought : an ...

Richard Lansdown - Travel - 2006 - 429 pages
...Around, how wide! how deep extend below! Vast chain of Being, which from God began, Natures aethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect! what no eye can see, No glass can reach! from Infinite to thee, From thee to Nothing! — On superior pow'rs Were we to press, inferior might...
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