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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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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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Mistakes: How They Have Happened and How Some Might Be Avoided

Nick Gardner - Business & Economics - 2007 - 330 pages
...myth which was summed up thus by the poet Pope: 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...
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The Economy of the Earth: Philosophy, Law, and the Environment

Mark Sagoff - Philosophy - 2007
...passage in Alexander Pope's Essay on Man: Vast chain of being! which from God began, Natures aethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see . . . Where, one step broken, the great scale's destroy'd; From Nature's chain whatever link you strike,...
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