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" Still roll ; where all the aspects of misery Predominate; whose strong effects are such As he must bear, being powerless to redress; And that unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man... "
Modern Eloquence: Occasional addresses - Page 1064
1900
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Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of T. Noon Talfourd

Thomas Noon Talfourd - 1842 - 354 pages
...harsh and exclusive views of God, and of his children: for, as observed by one of our old poets, —" Unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man!*" The British Critic is a highly respectable work, which does not require our praise, or offer any marks...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 37

1844
...sentiment of religion in the heart. We appreciate the meaning of that elder poet,* when he said that " unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man ! " Religion has been defined by a late writerf to be " a sense of want." The definition is far from...
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The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany

1844
...sentiment of religion in the heart. We appreciate the meaning of that elder poet,* when he said that " unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man !" Religion has been defined by a late writerf to be " a sense of want." The definition is far from...
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The Christian Remembrancer, Volume 10

1845
...defective when weighed in the balance of one of the most thoughtful of our early poets, Daniel — ' Unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man !' Self-inclusion and self-dependance we regard as constituting the original error of Artevelde's nature,...
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The history of France, Volume 2

1845
...enslave that nation whose watchword was, "Liberty!" It is well said, by the poet Wordsworth : — " That, unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man! " CHAPTER III. THE CONSULATE. AD 1799—1804. THE first step of the consulate was to instal themselves...
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Evening Thoughts. By a Physician [i.e. Joseph Bullar].

Joseph Bullar - 1850
...steps to that temple. But there is no life in the picture ; no power to produce the effects pourtrayed. Unless above himself he can erect himself, How poor a thing is man, the philosopher acknowledges. But there is no more power in his words to enable the man to erect himself...
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The Horticultural review and botanical magazine, Volume 1

1851
...words of a time-honored bard, so fondly quoted by a later poet of nature, amid Scotia's hills, '• Unless above himself he can erect himself, how poor a thing is man ! " Having allowed the fancy to speculate a little upon these tendencies of our nature, the dark and...
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Euthanasy: Or, Happy Talk Towards the End of Life

William Mountford - 1852 - 511 pages
...What are those lines, uncle, that you quoted last night ? MARHAM. They are Samuel Daniel's : — That unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man ! And so he is. AUBIN. Something like that couplet is what Coleridge has written in his biography,...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

John Aikin - 1852
...Predominate : whose strong effects are such As he must bear, being powerless to redress ; And that !' " Happy is he who lives to understand — Not human nature only, but explores All natures, — to...
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Avillion, and other tales, by the author of 'Olive'.

Dinah Maria Craik - 1853
..." These two were not unhappy, for they feared God, and loved one another. THE SELF-SEER. CHAPTER I. Unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man ! — WORDSWORTH. HERMAN WALDHOF was indulging in a love-reverie. He sat, leaning his chin upon his...
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