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 82by John Dennis - 1906 - 260 pagesFull view
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Gina Luria Walker - 2005 - 343 pages
...the tender thought To reason, and on reason build resolve (That column of true majesty in man) [...] Dim miniature of greatness absolute! An heir of glory!...a god! I tremble at myself, And in myself am lost! ] [Portions of Alexander Pope's poetry were frequently memorized, then used in all sorts of public...