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" Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of Truth, in endless Error hurl'd: The glory, jest, and riddle of the world! "
An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ... - Page 77
by Joseph Warton - 1806
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Alexander Pope and His Critics: An essay on the genius and writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 2004 - 432 pages
...of thought and pa/fion, all confusM ; Still by himfelf abus'd, or difabus'd ; Created half to rife, and half to fall ; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all ; Sole judge of truth, in endlefs error hurl'd : The glory, jeft and riddls of the world f ! IT was remarked long ago in the...
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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - History - 2004 - 573 pages
...viewed humans suspended between angels and animals, a predicament at once laughable and lamentable, Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all. Man was thus 'the glory, jest and riddle of the world'. Darwin, by contrast, painted a more naturalistic,...
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Tracing the Essay: Through Experience to Truth

George Douglas Atkins - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 180 pages
...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...hurl'd: The glory, jest, and riddle of the world! (2.1— 18)' The contrast and balance of the lines here embody and incarnate the message: man is...
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Evolution and the Common Law

Allan C. Hutchinson - Law - 2005
...of any jurisprudential theory might be as much about humanity's limits as reality's recalcitrance: "Created half to rise, and half to fall,/ Great Lord...endless error hurl'd;/ The glory, jest and riddle of the world."4' Any study that takes the idea and practice of evolution seriously must be prepared to make...
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Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry

David Semple, Roger Smyth, Jonathan Burns, Rajan Darjee, Andrew McIntosh - Medical - 2005 - 953 pages
...little, or too much Chaos of thought and passion, all confused Still by himself abuse, or disabuse Created half to rise, and half to fall Great lord...prey to all Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled The glory, jest, and riddle of the world Go. wondrous creature! Mount where Science guides Go....
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The Essential Mary Midgley

Mary Midgley - Philosophy - 2005 - 413 pages
...a god or beast, In doubt his mind or body to prefer, Born but to die, and reasoning but to err ... Created half to rise, and half to fall, Great lord...prey to all, Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled, The glory, jest and riddle of the world: (Essay on Man, Epistle 2, 3-1 8) What is new in this...
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Babel and the Ivory Tower: The Scholar in the Age of Science

William David Shaw, Professor W David Shaw - Philosophy - 2005 - 288 pages
...185-7). In his Essay on Man Pope places Milton's Adam and Eve on just such a horse and thinks it wisdom. Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord...prey to all; Sole judge of Truth, in endless Error hurled: The glory, jest, and riddle of the world! An MV on Man, 2.15-18 As a sophist who tries...
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What Have They Done to the Bible?: A History of Modern Biblical Interpretation

John Sandys-Wunsch - Religion - 2005 - 378 pages
...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; Great lord...prey to all; Sole judge of Truth, in endless Error hurled: The glory, jest, and riddle of the world! 2. A note about words and reality The history of...
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Songs of Ourselves

Cambridge International Examinations - Education - 2005 - 265 pages
...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, Great lord...prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled: The glory, jest, and riddle of the world! scan) measure, contemplate isthmus] a strip of land...
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The Force of Tradition: Response and Resistance in Literature, Religion, and ...

Donald G. Marshall - Philosophy - 2005 - 271 pages
...we need reminding of how "doubled" we are at every stage, hungry for certainty while riven by doubt. "Sole judge of Truth, in endless Error hurl'd, / The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!" Much Christian discourse over the centuries has surely been poisoned by misunderstandings that dialogue...
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