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 70by Joseph Warton - 1806Full view
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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...