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An Essay On Man: Epistle Ii

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I.
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is man.
Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state,
A being darkly wise, and 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;
In doubt to deem himself a god, or beast;
In doubt his mind or body to prefer;

Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err;
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Jimmy Buffet 12 November 2017

Simply spectacular

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