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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... "
The Works of Alexander Pope - Seite 30
von Alexander Pope - 1822
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The Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal

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...
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The Tyranny of Relativism: Culture and Politics in Contemporary English Society

Richard Hoggart - 352 Seiten
...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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Don Quixote in England: The Aesthetics of Laughter

Ronald Paulson - 1998 - 242 Seiten
...("Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot" [1734]) as one who is accustomed to Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to...hesitate dislike; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend . . . (11. 201-6) The crucial, most damning detail in the portrait...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 Seiten
...jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caused himself to rise; 200 Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to...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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Englishness and National Culture

Antony Easthope - 1999 - 243 Seiten
...with jealous eyes, And hate for Arts that caus'd himself to rise; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to...hesitate dislike; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend, Dreading ev'n fools, by Flatterers besieg'd, And so obliging...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 Seiten
...but prose run mad. 'An Epistle to Dr Arbulhnot' ( i 734) 1. 187 7 Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the 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 Difference Satire Makes: Rhetoric and Reading from Jonson to Byron

Fredric V. Bogel - 2001 - 262 Seiten
...with jealous eyes, And hate for Arts that caus'd himself to rise; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to...hesitate dislike; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend, Dreading ev'n fools, by Flatterers besieg'd, And so obliging...
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A History of English Laughter: Laughter from Beowulf to Beckett and Beyond

Manfred Pfister - 2002 - 201 Seiten
...with faint praise, assent wnh civil Leer. And, without sneering, leach the rot to sneer; Or, pleas'd to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a Fault, and hesitate Dislike: Alike reserv'd to hlame, or to commend, A tim'rous Foe, and a suspitious Friend; Fearing ev'n Fools, hy Flatterers hesieg'd....
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W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

Wystan Hugh Auden - 2004 - 553 Seiten
...with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caused himself to rise; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to...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 Seiten
...developed a proto-Gouldian rhetorical technique that enabled him to "Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, / And without sneering, teach the rest...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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