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" See, through this air, this ocean, and this earth, All matter quick, and 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, Natures ethereal, human, angel,... "
An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ... - Page 70
by Joseph Warton - 1806
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Montaigne: Montaigne's message and method

Dikka Berven - Philosophy - 1995 - 456 pages
...lines: See, through this air, this ocean, and this earth, All matter quick, and bursting into birth. Above, how high, progressive life may go! Around,...below! Vast chain of Being! which from God began, Natures ethereal, human, angel, inan, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can...
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King Lear (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Corinna Ruth - Study Aids - 2015 - 176 pages
...possible destruction of the natural order. 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 destroyed... Shakespeare sets the scene for this disorder...
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Common Courtesy in Eighteenth-century English Literature

William Bowman Piper - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 200 pages
...vast chain of being, all of which God supports as one general entity, is composed, Pope asserts, of "angel, man, / Beast, bird, fish, insect! What no eye can see, / No glass can reach," thus acknowledging the subcategories of being in appropriate order. Throughout the poem, he gives a...
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Fils dévoyés, filles fourvoyées. Les désastres familiaux dans la littérature.

Nicole Casanova
...»). - See, thro' this air, this ocean, and this earth, All matter quick, and bursting into birth. Above, how high, progressive life may go ! Around, how wide ! how deep extend below ! Vast chain of Beeing, which from God began. Nature a?thereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect ! what...
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The Politics of Truth and Other Untimely Essays: The Crisis of Civic ...

Ellis Sandoz - Political Science - 1999 - 235 pages
...reading for eighteenth-century Americans: Vast Chain of being! which from God began, Natures aethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what...glass can reach; from Infinite to thee, From thee to nothing.1 The founding was not "Utopian" in expectation nor in its assessment of the world. Thus the...
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African-British Writings in the Eighteenth Century: The Politics of Race and ...

Helena Woodard - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 180 pages
...racial, social, or economic issues: "Vast chain of being, which from God began, / Nature's Aethereal, human, angel, man / Beast, bird, fish, insect! what no eye can see, / No glass can reach! from Infmite to thee, / From thee to Nothing!— On superior pow'rs / Were we to press, inferior might on...
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Ecological Integrity: Integrating Environment, Conservation, and Health

David Pimentel, Laura Westra, Reed F. Noss - Health & Fitness - 2000 - 428 pages
...Creator had endowed the natural world: 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 destroyed From Nature's chain whatever link you strike,...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - History - 2000 - 727 pages
...Original: See, thro' this air, this ocean, and this earth. All matter quick, and bursting into birth. Above, how high, progressive life may go! Around, how wide! how deep extend below! 15 Perceptions of the terrestrial economy as a drama or, equally, as an estate, matched the daily material...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter - History - 2000 - 727 pages
...Original: See, thro' this air, this ocean, and this earth, All matter quick, and bursting into birth. Above, how high, progressive life may go! Around, how wide! how deep extend below!13 Perceptions of the terrestrial economy as a drama or, equally, as an estate, matched the daily...
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Magic, Mystery, and Science: The Occult in Western Civilization

Dan Burton, David Grandy, David A. Grandy - Religion - 2004 - 390 pages
...poet Alexander Pope, in his Essay on Man, wrote: Vast chain of Being, which from God began. Nature ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect!...glass can reach! from Infinite to thee, From thee to Nothing!1" Or, in schematic fashion: God Spirit Beings World Humans Beasts Zoophytes (half plant, half...
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