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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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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq., to which is Prefixed ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1836
...thisearth, All matter quick, and bursting into birth. Above, how high progressive life may go ! Afound, how wide ! how deep extend below ! Vast chain of being ! which from God began, Natures ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, which no eye can see, No glass can...
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The English Reader, Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - 1837 - 263 pages
...how deep extend below : Vast chain of being ! which from God began, Nature ethereal, human ; nngel, 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...
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The Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea

Arthur O. Lovejoy, Lovejoy, Arthur Oncken Lovejoy, Professor Arthur O Lovejoy - Philosophy - 1936 - 382 pages
...characteristic: 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 ! It was upon the unpleasant side of the picture that the gloomier minds preferred to dwell. It served...
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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - Literary Criticism - 1976 - 149 pages
...fervour See, thro' this air, this ocean, and this earth, 233 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 aethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect! what no eye can see, No glass can...
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The Great Chain of Being and Italian Phenomenology

A.A. Bello - History - 1981 - 348 pages
...less magnificant in the lowest classes then in the most sublime.20 And now Kant specifically quotes: Vast chain of being! which from God began, Nature's...glass can reach; from infinite to thee, From thee to nothing.21 It is Kant's contention that "creation is never finished." "It started once but will never...
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Kant’s Philosophy of Physical Science: Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der ...

Robert E. Butts - Science - 1986 - 375 pages
...creatures".1* Kant's authority, however, is Pope: Vast chain of Being! which froi God began, Natures ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect,...can see, No glass can reach; from infinite to thee, Froi thee to Nothing. 23/ Ak I, pp. 174-175. The Appendix or Third Part of NTH entitled "On the Inhabitants...
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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. Alexander...
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From the Greeks to the Greens: Images of the Simple Life

Reinhold Grimm, Jost Hermand - History - 1989 - 144 pages
..."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, man, / beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, / No glass...
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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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Blake's Prophetic Workshop: A Study of The Four Zoas

G. A. Rosso - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 208 pages
...centered by the metaphor of the chain. 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! . . . Where, one step broken the great scale's destroy'd: From Nature's chain whatever link you strike,...
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