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... The Works of Alexander Pope; - Seite 30von Alexander Pope - 1822Vollansicht
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Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 Seiten
...please, And born to write, converse, and live with ease Pope Pope 7 Damn with faint praise, assent with (Ill, iii) 137 It is the cause, it is the cause,...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...
Reader in Classical Languages and Literature Fellow Richard Jenkyns - 1992 - 479 Seiten
...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...
1993 - 348 Seiten
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