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" KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man. Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness for the stoic's pride,... "
Essai sur l'homme: pome philosophique par Alexandre Pope, en cinq langues ... - Page 9
by Alexander Pope - 1772 - 351 pages
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Moral essays, satires, &c

Alexander Pope - 1777 - 195 pages
...mic'dle Itate, A Being darkly wife, and rudely great : With too mudi knowledge for the Sceptic fide, With too much weaknefs for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act, or reft ;. In doubt to dtem himfelf a God, or Eeaft ; In doubt Ms Mind or Body topiefer; Born but to die, and reas'ning but...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Four Volumes Complete. With His Last ...

Alexander Pope - 1778
...z middle ftate, • A being darkly wife, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the fceptic fide, 5 With too much weaknefs for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in. doubt to aft, or reft,, In doubt to deem hrmfclf a god, or hsaft ; In doubt, his mind or body to prefer, Born...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volumes 32-34

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...God to fcan, •A.^- The proper ftudy of Mankind is Man. Plac'd on this ifthmus of a middle llate, A being darkly wife, and rudely great : With too much...the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to aft, or reft j In doubt to deem himfelf a God, or Bead: ; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer; Born...
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The Works of the English Poets, Volume 33

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...the Sceptic f:de, S With too much weaknefs for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to aft, or reft ; In doubt to deem himfelf a God, or Beaft...doubt his Mind or Body to prefer; Born but to die, and reafoning but to err; 10 Alike in ignorance, his reafon fuch, Whether he thinks too little, or too...
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The Works of the English Poets: Pope

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...middle ftate, A being darkly wife; and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the Sceptic fide,- jl With too much weaknefs for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to aft, or reft ; In doubt to deem himfelf a God, or Beaft ; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer ; Bom...
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The Beauties of Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1783 - 278 pages
...middle ftate, A being darkly wife, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the Sceptic fide, With too much weaknefs for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to aft, or reft ; In doubt to deem himfelf a God, or Beaft ; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer ; Born...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. in Six Volumes Complete: Imitations, moral ...

Alexander Pope - 1787
...//'?<>,<// 1' <* f7' 7ft' '' ' trr. ff/i A EPISTLE II. I. T7"NOW then thyfelf, prefiime not God to fcan, ^ The proper ftudy of Mankind is Man. Plac'd on this...the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to aft, or reft; In doubt to deem himfelf a God, or Dealt; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer; Born but...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 46

English poets - 1790
...middle ftate, A being darkly wife, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the Sceptic fide, J With too much weaknefs for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between; in doubt to aft, or reft; In doubt to deem himfelf a God, or Beali; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer ; Bom but...
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Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining, in Poetry, Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1791
...the Sceptic fide, With too. much weaknefs for the Stoic s pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to aft or reft, In doubt to deem himfelf a God or Beaft ; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer ; Born but ts die, and reas'ning but to err ; Alike in ignorance, his reafon fuch, Whether he thinks too little,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1797
...pudique flame ; Faire au moins en trois mois cent enfans a ma femme ; E 4 Pourquoi Plac'd on this iftmus of a middle ftate, A Being darkly wife, and rudely...reft ; In doubt to deem himfelf a God, or Beaft ; In NOTES. Pourquoi pis-je en un jour fi las de fes attraits ? Tes pourquoi, dit le Dieu, ne finiraient...
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