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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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The British Millennial Harbinger

1855
...human mind to wisdom." It is the prerogative of man, that he has the power of self-supervision, "and unless above himself, he can erect himself, how poor a thing is he !" The faculty which thus distinguishes him is reason, the God-likeness of his being. Other faculties...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

1856
...Predominate; whose strong effects are such As he must bear, being powerless to redress ; Jlnd that unless above himself he can Erect himself^ how poor a thing is Man I' The constitutions, powers and faculties, Which they inherit, — cannot step beyond, — And cannot...
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Heroes and Martyrs of the Modern Missionary Enterprise: A Record of Their ...

Lucius Edwin Smith - 1856 - 508 pages
...but all their power and progress only give new emphasis to the exclamation of the sage poet: " * * Unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man!" In view of the uncertainty that rested on his prospects, arising from the hostility of both English...
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Pamphlets

Richard Congreve - 1857
...one all-powerful compensation at once for the evils of our condition, and for the hopes we renounce. Unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man. The difficulties which surround us must become the materials which we use to rise above them. We may...
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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 1

Henry Reed - 1857 - 408 pages
...have misgivings, and to feel, in the words of a truly moral poet who had gone before him, — " That unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man ! " He witnessed the ecclesiastical ferment of his times, — affairs of church entangled with affairs...
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The Massachusetts Teacher, Volume 20

1858
...that we too may become beautiful and holy. Or in the quaint words of a writer of olden days, — . " Unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man 1 " Still farther, it is our duty in this world, full of God's love and majesty, to become nobler and...
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Romantic tales, by the author of 'John Halifax, gentleman'.

Dinah Maria Craik - 1859
...lasts, shall we altogether lose the memory of that strange dream of mine. THE SELF-SEEE, 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 hand,...
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Sequel to the inquiry, What is revelation? in letters; containing a reply to ...

John Frederick Denison Maurice - 1860
...passage would have been too " palpably inapplicable even for his controversial " license. '"And that, unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man ; And how turmoiled they are that level lie With earth, and cannot lift themselves from thence, And...
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A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1861
...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 ! *••••• And this note, Madam, of your worthiness Remains recorded in so many hearts, As...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth: With a Life of the Author

William Wordsworth - 1864 - 532 pages
...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!'* " Happy is he who lives to understand Not human nature only, but explores All natures, to the end that...
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