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" See through this air, this ocean, and this earth, All matter quick, and bursting into birth! Above, how high progressive life may go ! Around, how wide ! how deep extend below ! Vast chain of being! which from God began; Natures ethereal, human, angel,... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ... - Page 32
by Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
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Evolution: The History of an Idea

Peter J. Bowler - Science - 2003 - 464 pages
...logic of the system in his Essay on Man: Vast chain of being! which from God began, Natures aethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what...can see, No glass can reach; from Infinite to thee, From thee to nothing. — On superior pow'rs Were we to press, inferior might on ours; Or in the full...
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John Dee's Occultism: Magical Exaltation through Powerful Signs

Gyorgy E. Szonyi - Religion - 2004 - 362 pages
...Enlightenment. In the Age of Reason, Alexander Pope celebrated the hierarchy of beings as follows: Vast Chain of Being! Which from God began, Natures...can see, No glass can reach! from Infinite to thee, From thee to nothing . . . Essay on Man (1733), quoted from Abrams et al. 1986, 1:2269. a living organism...
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Ages in Chaos: James Hutton and the Discovery of Deep Time

Stephen Baxter - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 245 pages
...Hutton had read Pope, who wrote in 1755: 'Vast chain of being) which from God began, / Nature aethereal, human, angel, man, / Beast, bird, fish, insect, what...see, / No glass can reach; from Infinite to thee, / From thee to nothing.' Hutton's medical arguments were a remarkable foreshadowing of his later visions...
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How the Earthquake Bird Got Its Name and Other Tales of an Unbalanced Nature

H. H. Shugart - Nature - 2007 - 227 pages
...this point of view: 14 Vast chain of being, which from God began, Natures aethereal, human, angel and man, Beast, bird, fish, insect what no eye can see, No glass can reach! From infinite to thee, from thee to Nothing!—On superior pow'rs Were we to press, inferior might on ours: Or in the full...
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Clio the Romantic Muse: Historicizing the Faculties in Germany

Theodore Ziolkowski - History - 2004 - 215 pages
...expression in the lines of Alexander Pope's Essay on Man (I733-34)Above, how high, progressive life may go! Around, how wide! how deep extend below! Vast chain of Being! which from God began, Natures aethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach; from...
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Architecture and Suburbia: From English Villa to American Dream House, 1690-2000

John Archer - Architecture - 2005 - 470 pages
...and this earth, All Matter quick, and bursting into birth Above, how high progressive life may go? Around how wide? how deep extend below? Vast Chain...can see, No Glass can reach: from Infinite to thee, From thee to Nothing! — On superior pow'rs Were we to press, inferior might on ours; Or in the full...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 471 pages
...and Pope embraces it enthusiastically: Vast chain of being, which from God began, Nature aethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect! what...can see No glass can reach! From Infinite to thee, From thee to Nothing. (1. 237-241) Such lines recall Thomson's earlier version of this theme, "The...
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Dialogues on the Beauty of Nature and Moral Reflections on Certain Topics of ...

Johann Georg Sulzer - Art - 2005 - 123 pages
...more perfect than the last. This is the Vast chain of Being, which from God began. Natures aethereal, human, angel, man. Beast, bird, fish, insect! What...can see. No glass can reach; from Infinite to thee, From thee to Nothing! POPE I imagine millions of these higher spirits as forming many hundreds of thousands...
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La souffrance portée au langage dans la prose de Samuel Beckett

Diane Lüscher-Morata - History - 2005 - 312 pages
...ordre cosmique (cf. Smith, p. 146) : 'Vast chain of being, which from God began, / Natures aethereal, human, angel, man, / Beast, bird, fish, insect! What...see, / No glass can reach! From infinite to thee, / From thee to Nothing!' (Pope, w.237-44, p.513). Le Dieu de l'univers embrasse tout dans un même...
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Opportunity: Optimizing Life's Chances

Donald Morris - Philosophy - 2006 - 461 pages
...wherein they overlap and which they possess in common.'"19 Alexander Pope (1688-1744), Essay on Man "Vast chain of being! Which from God began, Natures...can see, No glass can reach; from Infinite to thee, From thee to nothing. On superior powers Were we to press, inferior might on ours: Or in the full creation...
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