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" The proper study of mankind is Man. Plac'd 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, He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest;... "
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Alexander Pope, Esq - Página 323
por William Ayre, Edmund Curll - 1745
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The British Poets, Volumen2

1866
...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, and reasoning but to err ; Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little or too much...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 715 páginas
...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, and reas'ning but to err. Pope, E. 3f. n. 1. Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot....
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Contes et critiques français, recueilles des auteurs modernes, by the author ...

Elizabeth Missing Sewell - 1867
...Stoic's prlde, 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, and reasouing but to err ; Âlike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little or too much...
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An Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 53 páginas
...Stoie'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, and reasoning but to err; Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little or too much;...
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Narratives of Human Evolution

Misia Landau - 1993 - 215 páginas
...the stoic 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, and reas'ning but to err; Created half to rise, and half to fall, Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Paleoanthropological...
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Cosmopolis: The Hidden Agenda of Modernity

Stephen Edelston Toulmin, Stephen Toulmin - 1992 - 228 páginas
...great: . . . [Man] 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, and reasoning but to err; Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little, or too much:...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 páginas
...Stoic's pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act or rest, In doubt to deem himself a God or Beast, de Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year. Bitter reasoning but to err; Alike in ignorance, his reason such Whether he thinks too little or too much:...
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Evolution and Literary Theory

Joseph Carroll - 1995 - 518 páginas
...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,...and reas'ning but to err; Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little, or too much; Chaos of Thought and Passion, all confus'd;...
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The Meaning of Life: Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - 1994 - 282 páginas
...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, and reas'ning but to err; . . . Chaos of Thought and Passion, all confus'd; Still by himself abus'd, or disabus'd; Created half...
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The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature

Martha Woodmansee, Peter Jaszi - 1994 - 462 páginas
...compendium of error, reminiscent of the famous lines about humanity itself in Epistle II of Essay on Man: Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err; Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little, or too much: Chaos of Thought and Passion, all confus'd;...
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