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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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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 3

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1863
...darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, Wich 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 British Poets, Volume 2

1866
...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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Man: a Story of Light and Darkness

Rev. Henry GREENE - 1866 - 475 pages
...darkly wise and rudely great, With too much knowledge for the sceptic's 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. AT a period in comparison with whose vast antiquity...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

1867
...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 ; [n doubt his mind or body to prefer ; Born but to...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 526 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 uoubt his mind or body to prefer ; Born but to...
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The London student, Issues 1-5

1868
...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 Book of Poetry for Schools and Families

William Davis (B.A.) - 1869 - 184 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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History of English literature, tr. by H. van Laun, Volume 2

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1871
...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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History of English Literature, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1871
...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 diss., and ...

Alexander Pope - 1872
...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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