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" Say first, of God above, or man below, What can we reason, but from what we know ? Of man, what see we but his station here, From which to reason, or to which refer ? Thro' worlds unnumber'd tho' the God be known, "Tis ours to trace him only in our own. "
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. in Six Volumes Complete: Imitations, moral ... - Page 44
by Alexander Pope - 1787
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With a Life, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1859
...we but his station here, From which to reason, or to which refer ? Through worlds unnumber'd though the God be known, Tis ours to trace him only in our own. He who through vast immensity can pierce, See worlds on worlds compose one universe, Observe how system into...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 485 pages
...what we know ? Of man, what see we but his station here, From which to reason or to which refer 'I Thro' worlds unnumber'd tho' the God be known, 'Tis ours to trace him only in our own. He, who through vast immensity can pierce, See worlds on worlds compose one universe, Observe how system into...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 850 pages
...astronomical term, but chiefly a military and hierarchical one, which stresses man's limitedness of purview. Thro' worlds unnumber'd tho' the God be known, 'Tis ours to trace him only in our own. He, who thro' vast immensity can pierce, See worlds on worlds compose one universe, Observe how system into system...
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Verbal Behavior and Politics

Doris Appel Graber - Communication in politics - 1976 - 377 pages
...from what we know? Of Man, what see we but his station here, From which to reason, or to which refer? Thro' worlds unnumber'd, tho' the God be known, Tis ours to trace him only in our own. — Alexander Pope, "Essay on Man," Epistle I, Line 17 Words are "epiphenomena which exist on the surface...
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The Architecture of Matter

Stephen Edelston Toulmin, Stephen Toulmin, June Goodfield - Science - 1982 - 398 pages
...proper task was to come to terms with the world at his own level — Thro' worlds unnumbered though the God be known 'Tis ours to trace Him only in our own. If there had been any advantage to man in peering at the more minute details of the world, Providence...
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The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: English Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson

Blanford Parker, Parker Blanford, Professor of Literary History Faculty of English Howard Erskine-Hill - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 262 pages
...was an actual structure of physical existence - the image of a quasi-Newtonian field of vast spaces. Thro' worlds unnumber'd tho' the God be known, Tis ours to trace him only in our own, He, who thro' vast immensity can pierce, See worlds on worlds compose one universe, Observe how system into system...
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God Seen Through the Eyes of the Greatest Minds

Michael Caputo - Religion - 2000 - 240 pages
...we know? Of man, what see we but his station here, From which to reason, or to which refer? Through worlds unnumber'd, tho' the God be known, 'Tis ours to trace Him only in our own. He, who through vast immensity can pierce, See worlds on worlds compose one universe, Observe how system into...
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Candide and Related Texts

Voltaire, David Wootton - 2000 - 190 pages
...we but his station here, From which to reason, or to which refer? Through worlds unnumbered, though the God be known, 'Tis ours to trace Him only in our own. He, who through vast immensity can pierce, See worlds on worlds compose one universe, Observe how system into...
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Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Professor Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith - Science - 2004 - 345 pages
...life on Earth. CHAPTER 13 Worlds Unnumbered Planets Beyond the Solar System Thro ' worlds unnumbered tho ' the God be known, Tis ours to trace him only in our own. He, who through vast immensity can pierce, See worlds on worlds compose one universe, Observe how system into...
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Philosophy of Nature, Volume 3

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - 2002
...we but his station here, From which to reason, or to which refer? Through worlds unnumber'd though the God be known, 'Tis ours to trace him only in our own.' Alexander Pope (1688-1744) 'Essay on Man' epist. i. 'An ocean of infinities Where all our thoughts...
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