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O, what may man within him hide,
Though angel on the outward side!

SHAKS.: _M. for M.,_ Act iii., Sc. 2.

He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.

SHAKS.: _Hamlet,_ Act i., Sc. 2.

His life was gentle; and the elements
So mix'd in him, that Nature might stand up,
And say to all the world, "This was a man!"

SHAKS.: _Jul. Caesar,_ Act v., Sc. 5.

Man is one world, and hath.
Another to attend him.

HERBERT: _The Temple._ _Man._

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan,
The proper study of mankind is Man.

POPE: _Essay on Man,_ Epis. ii., Line 1.

What tho' on hamely fare we dine,
Wear hoddin gray, and a' that?
Gie fools their silks and knaves their wine,
A man's a man for a' that!

BURNS: _For a' That and a' That._

Man is a summer's day; whose youth and fire
Cool to a glorious evening, and expire.

HENRY VAUGHAN: _Rules and Lessons._

Beyond the poet's sweet dream lives
The eternal epic of the man.

WHITTIER: _The Grave by the Lake,_ St. 34.

What is man? A foolish baby;
Vainly strives, and fights, and frets:
Demanding all, deserving nothing,
One small grave is all he gets.

CARLYLE: _Cui Bono._


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