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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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Ages in Chaos: James Hutton and the Discovery of Deep Time

Stephen Baxter - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 245 pages
...Hutton had read Pope, who wrote in 1755: '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.' Hutton's medical arguments were a remarkable foreshadowing...
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Clio the Romantic Muse: Historicizing the Faculties in Germany

Theodore Ziolkowski, Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature Theodore Ziolkowski - History - 2004 - 215 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. (2-35-4I) The notion was widely current in Germany too,...
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How the Earthquake Bird Got Its Name and Other Tales of an Unbalanced Nature

H. H. Shugart - Science - 2007 - 227 pages
...this point of view: 14 Vast chain of being, which from God began, Natures aethereal, human, angel and 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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Architecture and Suburbia: From English Villa to American Dream House, 1690-2000

John Archer - Architecture - 2005 - 470 pages
...may go? Around how wide? how deep extend below? 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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La souffrance portée au langage dans la prose de Samuel Beckett

Diane Lüscher-Morata - History - 2005 - 312 pages
...ordre cosmique (cf. Smith, p. 146) : '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!' (Pope, w.237-44, p.513). Le Dieu de l'univers embrasse...
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Dialogues on the beauty of nature and Moral reflections on certain topics of ...

Johann Georg Sulzer - Art - 2005 - 123 pages
...more perfect than the last. This is the 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! POPE I imagine millions of these higher spirits as forming...
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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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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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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research 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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