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" Distinguished link in being's endless chain! Midway from nothing to the Deity! A beam ethereal, sullied and absorpt! Though sullied and dishonoured, still divine! Dim miniature of greatness absolute! An heir of glory ! a frail child of dust: Helpless... "
The Age of Pope (1700-1744) - Page 82
by John Dennis - 1906 - 260 pages
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - 1916 - 889 pages
...the Deity! A beam ethereal, sullied and absorbed, 75 Though sullied and dishonored, still divine, o rise again, Live, and take comfort. Thou hast left behind Powers that will w I Helpless immortal, insect infinite, I A worm, a god ! I tremble at myself, 80 And in myself am...
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Christ Triumphant and Christian Ideal

Perry Calhoun Schilling - 1917 - 10 pages
...nothing to the Deity! A beam ethereal, sullied and absorpt! Tho sullied and dishonored, still divine! Dim miniature of greatness absolute! An heir of glory!...Helpless immortal! Insect infinite! A worm! A God!" It requires the work of a Being as great as the Bible represents our Creator to be, to make man, and...
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English Poets of the Eighteenth Century

Ernest Bernbaum - 1918 - 364 pages
...the Deity ! A beam ethereal, sullied and absorbed ! Though sullied and dishonoured, still divine ! Dim miniature of greatness absolute! An heir of glory!...aghast And wondering at her own. How reason reels ! 0 what a miracle to man is man, Triumphantly distressed; what joy! what dread! Alternately transported...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 3

William Cullen Bryant - 1925 - 1100 pages
...to the Deity ! A beam ethereal, sullied, and nbsorpt ! Though sullied and dishonored, still divine ! Dim miniature of greatness absolute ! An heir of glory ! a frail child of dust ! Helpless immortal ! insert infinite ! A worm ! a god ! I tremble at myself, And in myself am lost. At home a stranger,...
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The Clinique, Volume 30, Issue 10

1909
...hawcomplicate, how wonderful is man; distinguished link in being's endless chain; midway from nothing to deity; dim miniature of greatness absolute; an heir of glory;...helpless immortal; insect infinite; a worm; a God." Douglas Jerrold said: "The superior man is he who develops into harmonious proportions, his moral,...
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Wordsworth and the Poetry of Human Suffering

James H. Averill - 1980 - 291 pages
...Romantic, there are eighteenth-century analogues for it, most notably in Edward Young's Night Thoughts: I tremble at myself, And in myself am lost! at home a stranger, / o 6 Thought wanders up and down, surpris'd, aghast, And wondering at her own: How Reason reels! [Night...
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Richardson the Novelist: The Psychological Patterns, Volumes 8-10

Gerald Henry Levin - 1978 - 181 pages
...easily defined feelings. Richardson's friend, Edward Young, writes in his Night-Thoughts of 1 742: A Worm! a God - I tremble at myself, And in myself...lost! At home a Stranger, Thought wanders up and down, surpris'd, aghast, And wond'ring at her own: How Reason reels! O what a Miracle to Man is Man, Triumphantly...
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The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture

David Brion Davis - 1988 - 505 pages
...voice of eternity.62 The actual world was cold and colorless; and man was thrown back upon himself: Helpless Immortal! Insect infinite. A worm! a God!...myself, And in myself am lost! At home a stranger . . .63 59Colie, Light and Enlightenment, pp. 49-59; Basil Willey, The SeventeenthCentury Background...
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A Mind For Ever Voyaging: Wordsworth at Work Portraying Newton and Science

W. K. Thomas, Warren U. Ober, Warren Ober - 1989 - 328 pages
...the beginning of Young's entire poem, in a section where he describes the contrasting nature of man: An heir of glory! a frail child of dust! Helpless immortal! insect infinite! A worm! a god!4 In 1805 Wordsworth had spoken of man's Godhead ("a god!" as Young had said) and had celebrated...
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Nikolai Zabolotsky: Enigma and Cultural Paradigm

Sarah Pratt - 2000 - 316 pages
...exquisite of distant worlds! Distinguish'd link in being's endless chain! Midway from nothing to the Deity! An heir of glory! a frail child of dust! Helpless immortal! insect infinite! A worm! a God! . . .'6 It is clear that a strain of poetry inspired by Young had been successfully transplanted in...
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