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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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An Essay on Man: In Four Epistles to H. St. John, Lord Bolingbroke, to which ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1824 - 67 pages
...darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic's aide, i With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between : in doubt to act or rest ; In doubts 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: In Four Epistles to H. St. John, Lord Bolingbroke

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1824 - 48 pages
...darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic's side, With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between : in doubt to act or rest ; In doubts to deem himself i> god or bF.st ; In doubt his mind or body to prefer, Born but...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...darkly wise, and rudely great: With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness 'd From Chaos, and th' inroad of darkness old, Satan alighted 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 Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant ...

Readers - 1824 - 323 pages
...darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic'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 : Eorn, but to...
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The Poetical Works of Alex. Pope: With a Sketch of the Author's Life

Alexander Pope - 1825 - 524 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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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 3-4

British anthology - 1825
...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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Extracts from ancient and modern authors, arranged so as to form a history ...

Extracts - 1828 - 80 pages
...darkly wise and rudely great; With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With loo 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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1830 - 442 pages
...darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness ain'd, To the pure skies these horrid hands to raise, Or offe rest ; 1л 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 - 1832
...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 ; Bom but to...
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The Grammatical Instructer; Containing an Exposition of All the Essential ...

Samuel B. EMMONS - Grammar, Comparative and general - 1832 - 160 pages
...darkly wise, and rudely great: With too much knowledge for the sceptic'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 die,...
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