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" Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike... "
History of John Bull. Essays. Poetry - Página 417
por Jonathan Swift - 1801
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 páginas
...sublimely bad, It is not poetry, but prose run mad. 'An Epistle to Dr Arbulhnot' ( i 734) 1. 187 7 Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And...rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Jusl hint a fault, and hesitate dislike. n/ Addison 'An Epislle to Dr Arbulhnot' (1735) I....
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The Letters of Samuel Wesley: Professional and Social Correspondence, 1797-1837

Samuel Wesley - 2001 - 516 páginas
...the Performers had no Sight of the Piano Forte. ' Pope. Episde to Dr Arbiithnot (i735l- II. a0i a: 'Damn with faint praise. assent with civil leer. ] And without sneering. teach the rest to sneer. ' a9 Apr. * Not preserved: probably Horsley's reply to SW's 'inqnisitorial line' mentioned in the previnus...
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A History of English Laughter: Laughter from Beowulf to Beckett and Beyond

Manfred Pfister - 2002 - 201 páginas
...rule alone. Bear, like the Turk, no Brother near the Throne: View him with scomful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate, for Arts that caus'd himself to rise; Damn with faint praise, assent wnh civil Leer. And, without sneering, leach the rot to sneer; Or, pleas'd to wound, and yet afraid...
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Samuel Wesley: The Man and His Music

Philip Olleson - 2003 - 360 páginas
...counterbalanced by an Exuberance of Envy', before going on to quote Pope's couplet about critics who 'Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, / And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer'.9 When challenged about the review, Horsley not surprisingly denied any involvement with it,...
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W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

Wystan Hugh Auden - 2004 - 553 páginas
...brother near the throne. View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caused himself to rise; Damn with faint praise, assent with...strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserved to blame, or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend; Dreading even fools, by...
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Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature

Joseph Carroll - 2004 - 276 páginas
...vulnerable through open attack. He thus developed a proto-Gouldian rhetorical technique that enabled him to "Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, /...strike, / Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike" (1969, 11. 201-204). In an article that offers a thorough and precise analysis of Gould's rhetorical...
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Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature

Joseph Carroll - 2004 - 276 páginas
...vulnerable through open attack. He thus developed a proto-Gouldian rhetorical technique that enabled him to "Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, /...rest to sneer; / Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, / lust hint a fault, and hesitate dislike" ( 1969, 1L 201-204). 1n an article that offers a...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume I

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 592 páginas
...thus intimated that the lives of kings are threatened every hour of the day. Damn with Faint Praise. Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer. Pope, Prologue to the Satires, 201 (1734). Damno'nii, the people of Damnonium, that is, Cornwall, Devon,...
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西洋文學術語手冊

張錯 - 2005 - 335 páginas
...brother near the throne, View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caused himself to rise; Damn with faint praise, assent with...strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike; Alike reserved to blame, or to commend, A tim,rous foe and a suspicious friend; Dreading even fools, by...
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Baroque Garden Cultures: Emulation, Sublimation, Subversion, Volumen25

Michel Conan - 2005 - 433 páginas
...,-,t^.^ /£*— • ,-» ' <,- •:•-•• j^t ^t i»#-*-* A«"- fc : . /. -:£ •*:*;.. ' ¥*, "i- . And hate, for Arts that caus'd himself to rise; Damn...leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer Or pleas'd to wound, yet afraid to strike Just hint a fault, & hesitate Dislike' Alike reserv'd to...
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