The Proper Study of Mankind

From Alexander Pope. An Essay on Man. As reproduced in Poetical Works, ed. H. F. Cary (London: Routledge, 1870), 225-226. (http://users.path.ox.ac.uk/~svhunt/PopeVerse.htm) 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 … Continue reading The Proper Study of Mankind