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" 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, and... "
The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ... - Page 39
by English poets - 1790
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: Ed. by the Rev. H. F. Cary

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 520 pages
...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 : Chaos of thought and passion, all confused ; Still by himself abused, or disabused; Created half to rise, and half to fall...
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An Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 72 pages
...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; Chaos of thought and passion, all confused ; Still by himself abused or disabused; Created half to rise, and half to fall;...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 618 pages
...body to prefer ; Born but to die, and reasoning but to err ; 10 Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little or too much Chaos of thought and passion, all confused ; Still by himself abused or disabused ; Created half to rise and half to fall...
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Out of Chaos: Refounding Religious Congregations

Gerald A. Arbuckle - Religion - 1988 - 214 pages
...limitations of the person : 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. . . . Great Lord of all things, yet a prey to all Sole judge of Truth, in endless...
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Lords of Light: The Path of Initiation in the Western Mysteries

W. E. Butler - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1990 - 196 pages
...mind or body to prefer; 65 Bom 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 confused; Still by himself abused, or disabused; Created half to rise, and half to fall;...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1172 pages
...mind or body to prefer; Born but to die, and reasoning but to err; Alike in ignorance, his reason such season due: For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime 26 Alas! passion, all confused; Still by himself abused, or disabused; Created half to rise and half to fall;...
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Cosmopolis: The Hidden Agenda of Modernity

Stephen Toulmin, Stephen Edelston Toulmin - History - 1992 - 244 pages
...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: Chaos of thought and passion all confused; . . . Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled: The glory, jest, and riddle...
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Evolution and Literary Theory

Joseph Carroll - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 1096 pages
...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; Still by himself abus'd, or disabus'd; Created half to rise, and half to fall;...
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Writing and the Rise of Finance: Capital Satires of the Early Eighteenth Century

Colin Nicholson, Professor Colin Nicholson - Business & Economics - 1994 - 252 pages
...Alexander Pope's 'Opus Magnum', 1729-1744 (Oxford, 1977), p. 38. Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little or too much: Chaos of Thought and Passion, all confus'd; Still by himself abus'd, or disabus'd; Created half to rise, and half to fall;...
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The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature

Martha Woodmansee, Peter Jaszi - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 482 pages
...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; Still by himself abus'd, or disabus'd; Created half to rise, and half to fall;...
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