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" Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys : So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of the game they dare not bite. Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. "
The works of Alexander Pope; with a memoir of the author, notes [&c.] by G ... - Seite 196
von Alexander Pope - 1835
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - 2003 - 331 Seiten
...attacks elsewhere on fools and charlatans in literature and public life are vigorously handled — "Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, / This painted child of dirt, that stinks and sings" (Lord Hervey, in 'The Dunciad') - but the individual feuds have relatively little interest for...
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W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

Wystan Hugh Auden - 2004 - 553 Seiten
...stead. Let Sporus tremble — A. What ? that thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk ? Satire or sense, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks...stings; Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys: So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of...
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Alexander Pope and His Critics: An essay on the genius and writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 2004 - 432 Seiten
...of afs's milk ? Satire or fenfe, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel ? — Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that {links and flings j Whofe buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er taftes, and beauty ne'er...
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The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire

Kirk Freudenburg - 2005 - 352 Seiten
...240-75. Le1 Sporus tremble - 'What? That thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk? Satire, or sense alas! can Sporus feel? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?' Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings. This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings; Whose...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - 2006 - 267 Seiten
...Pope not to name names). Pope continues with comments on Hervey that are even more highly charged: Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted...stings; Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys; So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of...
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C. Wayne's $.02 Worth Volume #1

C. Wayne Owens - 2006 - 135 Seiten
...development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly . " -Andre Gide "Satire or sense, alas! can Sporus feel? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel? " -Alexander Pope To break a butterfly, or even a beetle, upon a wheel is a delicate task." -EM Forster...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 Seiten
...rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike. 33 be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as "An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot" 1. 307 (1735) 34 Unlearn'd, he knew no schoolman's subtle art, No language,...
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