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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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The Christian Philosopher & Metaphysician: A Series of Tracts, to be ...

John Lord - Anthroposophy - 1852
...darkly wise, but rudely groat ; 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 ; Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1852
...darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, With too much weakness Which modern ladies call polite ; You see the booby husband 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. Ed. by R. Carruthers, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1853
...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 ; 1 [In first edition, " The proper science of mankind...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - English poetry - 1856
...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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - English poetry - 1856
...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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With a Life, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1859
...state, and every age of life. 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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Essay on man, and The universal prayer

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 47 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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Temple Bar, Volume 40

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - English periodicals - 1874
...darkly wise, and rudely great ; With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With two 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 die,...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...darkly wise and rudely great ; With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much greatness 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 bis mind or body to prefer ; Born but to...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1863
...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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