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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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Pope. Essay on man, ed. by M. Pattison

Alexander Pope - 1878
...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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Geschichte der englischen Literatur, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1878
...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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Pope's Essay on man, ed., with annotations &c. by J. Hunter

Alexander Pope - 1879
...superior to what is at one ex10 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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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Alfred Hix Welsh - English literature - 1880 - 158 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 die,...
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Literary Studies from the Great British Authors

Horace Hills Morgan - English literature - 1880 - 440 pages
...darkly wise, and rudely great : s 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 ; 10 Born but...
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Lords of Light: The Path of Initiation in the Western Mysteries

W. E. Butler - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1990 - 182 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; 65 Bom to die,...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...darkly wise and rudely great: With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side. With too much weakness 56-1763 (attributed to Mordaunt) 1 Sound, sound the clarion 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 Meaning of Life: Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - Philosophy - 1994 - 282 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 die,...
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Evolution and Literary Theory

Joseph Carroll - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 518 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 die,...
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Imagining Monsters: Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth-Century England

Dennis Todd - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 339 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 die,...
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