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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,... "
Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ... - Seite 364
von John Aikin - 1841 - 807 Seiten
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Bell's Edition, Bände 75-76

John Bell - 1796
...great, With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, 5 With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, lie hangs between, in doubt to act or rest ; In doubt...his mind or body to prefer, .Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err: 1o Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little or too much:...
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An essay on man. Cornish ed

Alexander Pope - 1798
...middle state, A Being darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, He hangs between ; in doubt to act, or rest ; 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...
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Memoirs of the Life of Dr. Darwin: Chiefly During His Residence in Lichfield ...

Anna Seward - 1804 - 313 Seiten
...be grasped thus ? I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon, Than such a Roman. JULIUS CJE-SAR.Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state A Being darkly wise...prefer, Born but to die, and reasoning but to err ; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurl'd, The glory, jest, and riddle of the world. POPE, on...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Band 3

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 Seiten
...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...his mind or body to prefer ; Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err ; 10 Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether' he think too little or too...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1808 - 651 Seiten
...state, A being darkly wise, and rndely great With too mnch knowledge for the Sceptic side, With too mnch weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between ;...reasoning but to err; Alike in ignorance, his reason snch, Whether he thinks too little or too mnch : Chaos of thought and passion, all confus'd ; Still...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ...

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...pride, He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest; In doubt to deem himself a god or beast ; In donbt his mind or body to prefer ; Born but to die, and...little or too much : Chaos of thought and passion, all coofus'd ; Still by himself abus'd or disabus'd ; Created half to rise, and half to fall ; Great lord...
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The Works of the Right Reverend William Warburton, D.D., Lord ..., Band 11

William Warburton, Richard Hurd - 1811
...beautifully does Mr. Pope describe Man's weakness and blindness, with regard to his own nature : — Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being...prefer, Born but to die, and reasoning but to err. And as he hath given this description of Man, for the very contrary purpose to which sceptics are wont...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Band 3

Alexander Pope - 1812
...middle state, A being darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for -the sceptic side, 5 With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs...his mind or body to prefer ; Born but to die, and reas'ning.but to err ; 10 Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little, or too...
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Elegant poems. Pope's Essay on man, Blair's Grave, Gray's Elegy, Goldsmith's ...

Elegant poems - 1814
...middle state, A being darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, 5 With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs...doubt his mind or body to prefer, Born but to die, and reas'riing but to err ; 10 Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little, or too...
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Traduction de l'essai sur l'homme de Pope: en vers français, précédée d'un ...

Alexander Pope - 1821 - 243 Seiten
...déiste le plus instruit. s" ' I : : F MF :ME. EPISTLE H. I. KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of Mankind is Man. Plac'd on this...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...
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