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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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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw.] The ...

1854
...extend below 1 Vast chain of being ! which from time began, Nature's ethereal, human, angel, man, Eeast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach from infinite to Thee ; From thee to nothing." Often has the ocean been personified. And one can scarcely...
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Great Truths by great Authors

1856
...bursting into birth. Above, how high progressive life may go ! Around, how wide ! how deep extend below ! Vast chain of Being ! which from God began, Nature's...Insect — what no eye can see, No glass can reach, from infinite to Thee, From Thee to nothing. SCENES must be beautiful which daily view'd Please daily,...
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Selections from the British Classics: Chaucer and Spenser ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1856 - 122 pages
...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 sec, No glass can reach ; from infinite to thee, From thee to nothing. — On superior powers Were...
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The New Science; Or, Mento-Theology: The Parables for the Clergy, But ...

Miss Grace Sciencia (pseud.) - Eccentric literature - 1858 - 376 pages
...into a systematic science. Man, the head of a "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; yes, to redeem man from the mere position of an automaton, and give him his true position, the greatest...
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Johann Gottfried Herder: Selected Early Works, 1764-1767: Addresses, Essays ...

Ernest A. Menze, Karl Menges - Literary Criticism - 2010
...following passage from Pope's Essay on Man l:237ff., "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." 130. "humans for trees": Allusion to St. Mark 8:22-24....
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Biology and Freedom: An Essay on the Implications of Human Ethology

S. A. Barnett, Samuel Anthony Barnett - Psychology - 1988 - 376 pages
...before. 6 Evolution and natural selection Vast chain of being! which from God began, Nature's aetherial, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach . . . From Nature's chain whatever link you strike, Tenth, or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike....
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Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity

Charles Taylor - Philosophy - 1992 - 601 pages
...tradition, he sees it as a "great chain of being": 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. Or again: All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose...
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From the Greeks to the Greens: Images of the Simple Life

Reinhold Grimm, Jost Hermand - History - 1989 - 144 pages
...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 powers / Were we to press, inferior might...
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Mitologie della ragione: letterature e miti dal romanticismo al moderno

Paola Colaiacomo - Philosophy - 1989 - 367 pages
...conflitto. Se ancora Pope poteva dire: «Vast chain of being! which from God began Natures aethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see From Nature's chain whatever link you strike, Tenth, or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike»12,...
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The States of 'theory': History, Art, and Critical Discourse

David Carroll, Columbia University Press - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 316 pages
...importantly, sought to keep everything in its place. 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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