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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: poëme philosophique par Alexandre Pope, en cinq langues ... - Page 9
by Alexander Pope - 1772 - 351 pages
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1812
...darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for -the sceptic side, 5 With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest ; In doubt to deem himself a God, or beast ; In doubt his mind or body to prefer ; Born but to...
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Elegant poems. Pope's Essay on man, Blair's Grave, Gray's Elegy, Goldsmith's ...

Elegant poems - 1814
...darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, 5 With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest, In doubt to deem himself a god, or beast ;- . In doubt his mind or body to prefer, Born but to...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1819 - 436 pages
...darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest ; In donbt to deem himself a God, or beast ; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer ; Born but to...
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An Essay on Man: To which are Added, the Universal Prayer, and Other ...

Alexander Pope - 1821 - 72 pages
...darkly wise, and rudely great : "With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, 5 With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest ; In doubt to deem himself a God, or beast ; In doubt his mind or body to prefer; Born but to...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 5

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 807 pages
...darkly wise, and rudely great ; With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest ; In doubt to deem himself a god, or beast ; In doubt his mind or body to prefer ; Born but to...
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Traduction de l'essai sur l'homme de Pope: en vers français, précédée d'un ...

Alexander Pope - Human beings - 1821 - 243 pages
...darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest; In doubt to deem himself a God ; or Beast ; In doubt, his Mind or Body to prefer; Born but to...
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L'essai sur l'homme

Alexander Pope - Human beings - 1821 - 207 pages
...darkly wise , and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the Scepti's side , With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride , He hangs between ; in doubt to act , or rest ; In doubt to deem himself a God , or Beast ; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer ; Born but to...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1822
...darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, 5 With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest ; In doubt to deem himself a God, or Beast ; NOTES. Pourquoi suis-je en un jour si las de ses...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 41

British poets - 1822
...darkly wise and rudely great; With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest; In doubt to deem himself a god or beast In doubt his mind or body to prefer Born but to die,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1822
...darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, 5 With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest ; In doubt to deem himself a God, or Beast ; NOTES. Pourquoi suis-je en im jour si las de ses...
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