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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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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,...glass can reach! From infinite to thee, from thee to Nothing!—On superior pow'rs Were we to press, inferior might on ours: Or in the full creation leave...
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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
...perhaps its most familiar expression in the lines of Alexander Pope's Essay on Man (I733-34)Above, how high, progressive life may go! Around, how wide!...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...
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Architecture and Suburbia: From English Villa to American Dream House, 1690-2000

John Archer - Architecture - 2005 - 470 pages
...the Chain: 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...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:...
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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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