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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! "
The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense - Page v
by Michael Shermer - 2001 - 368 pages
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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter - History - 2003 - 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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The Essential Mary Midgley

Mary Midgley - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 413 pages
...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,...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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Tracing the Essay: Through Experience to Truth

George Douglas Atkins - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 180 pages
...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; Great lord...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 - 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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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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Babel and the Ivory Tower: The Scholar in the Age of Science

William David Shaw - Education - 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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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 471 pages
...God, or Beast; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer, Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err; . . . Sole judge of Truth, in endless Error hurl'd The glory, jest, and riddle of the world! (Epistle II, 1. 1-18) In this same epistle, Pope also passes judgment on Newtonian science. Pope had...
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The Force of Tradition: Response and Resistance in Literature, Religion, and ...

Donald G. Marshall - Religion - 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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