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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:35 am 
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I found this sentence in a poem by Alexander Pope, and also in the book Elective Affinities by Goethe...Someone I know says Shakespeare.

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The earliest reference is: The proper Science and Subject for Man's Contemplation is Man himself (La vraie science et le vrai étude de l'homme c'est l'homme.)~Pierre Charron, Traité de la Sagesse, bk 1, ch. 1 (1601)

Pope's An Essay on Man (1733), Epistle 2, l.1, is the usual reference.


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