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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 works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volumen1

Alexander Pope - 1847
...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 timorous foe, and a suspicious friend ; Dreading even fools, by...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volumen4

Alexander Pope - 1847
...View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caused himself to rise ; 200 Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And...strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserved to blame, or to commend, 205 A timorous foe, and a suspicious friend ; Dreading even fools,...
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A Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts on Evry ...

1847 - 506 páginas
...rails and threats, And all the mischief that he meant, Does, like the rattlesnake, prevent. BUTLER. 12. Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And,...to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike. POPE. 13. Before her face her handkerchief she spread, To hide the flood of tears she did not shed....
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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts ..., Volumen1

1847 - 506 páginas
...and threats, ^ And all the mischief that he meant, Does, like the rattlesnake, prevent. BUTLER. 12. Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And,...afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate disk'ke. POPE. 18. Before her face her handkerchief she spread, To hide the flood of tears she did...
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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature ...

Gilbert Highet - 1949 - 802 páginas
...stupid, and damp the pert'.37 Of course the baroque poets, both dramatic and satiric, are full of it: Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer.38 Climax, which means 'ladder', is the enlargement and elevation of one thought through a graded...
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Eighteenth Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology

Roger Lonsdale, Roger H. Lonsdale - 1990 - 555 páginas
...the falsehood served her hateful ends, Congenial audience found in hollow friends; 40 Who to the tale 'assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer'; His friendship o'er me spread that guardian shield, Which his severest virtue best could wield; Repelled...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 páginas
...with each talent, and each art to please, And born to write, converse, and live with ease Pope Pope 7 Away at once with love or jealousy! (Ill, iii) 137...stars! It is the cause. Yet I'll not shed her blood, reserved to blame, or to commend, A timorous foe, and a suspicious friend; Dreading e'en fools, by...
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The Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal

Reader in Classical Languages and Literature Fellow Richard Jenkyns - 1992 - 479 páginas
...of multiple antitheses: Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer. And, without sneering, teaeh the rest to sneer. Willing to wound, and yet afraid...to strike. Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike . . . ('Epistle to Arbuthnot', 201-4) It was when Pope combined Ovidian verse technique with Horatian...
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The Tyranny of Relativism: Culture and Politics in Contemporary English Society

Richard Hoggart - 352 páginas
...come out straight; the CVCP is to be talked to about an 'apparent' lack of accountability. Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike; The half-hidden message of the paragraph is a double one: that accounting is indeed not being exercised...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 páginas
...throne, View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caused himself to rise; 200 Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And...strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike; Alike reserved to blame, or to commend, A timorous foe, and a suspicious friend; Dreading ev'n fools, by...
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