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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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The St. Peterburg English Review, Band 3

S. Warrand - 1842
...take a few specimens from the famous 'character of Sporus,' to which Lord Byron here refers:— 'Yes, let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings : .1 Whose buz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys. . Eternal...
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The Saint Petersburg English Review of Literature, the Arts and Sciences, Band 3

1842
...a few specimens from the famous 'character of Sporus,' to which Lord Byron here refers : — 'Yes, let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and sting* : Whose buz the witty and ihe fair annoys, , Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys....
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Memoirs of the court of England from ... 1688 to the death of George ..., Band 2

John Heneage Jesse - 1843
...— " Let Sporus tremble I what I that thing of silk ! Sporus, that mere white curd of asses 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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Memoirs of the Court of England: From the Revolution in 1688 to the ..., Band 2

John Heneage Jesse - 1843
...genius:— ; " Let Sporus tremble ! what! that thing of silk ! Sporus, that mere white curd of asses 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 Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature ...

Gilbert Highet - 1949 - 802 Seiten
...spewed to make the batter.46 Mr. Pope is more refined, and actually makes his vulgarities melodious : Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings.*? However, all the 'classical' satirists of the baroque period avoided the oddities, the neologisms,...
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The Reign of Edward III: Crown and Political Society in England, 1327-1377

W. M. Ormrod - 1990 - 280 Seiten
...lme ziH of the Old English poem, which says (hat Beowulfs ship crosses the sea "most like a bird.' Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings. By displaying so forcefully and variously the ways in which the discipline of meter guides and shapes...
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Thackeray's Cultural Frame of Reference: Allusion in The Newcomes

Rowland McMaster - 1991 - 194 Seiten
...crawls, and stings and stinks' (p. 716), echoing Pope's fierce lines from the 'Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot': Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings. Characters frequently speak in unmarked passages of English verse, no doubt reflecting the nineteenth-century...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 Seiten
...SeCePo 9 Let Sporus tremble — 'What? That thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk? lunged Seneca. Nor upon all things to obtrude And force some odd similitude. Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings; Whose...
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The Columbia History of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 2007 - 732 Seiten
...enemies: Let 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. . ....
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The Culture of Fashion

Christopher Breward - 1995 - 244 Seiten
...tremble - what? That thing of silk, EIGHTEENTH Sporus, that mere white curd of asses milk? CENTURY 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 . . ....
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