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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, Esq. ...: Satires, &c - Seite 23
von Alexander Pope - 1751
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 485 Seiten
...Sporus*tremble-A. What? that thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk ! Satire of sense, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks a butterfly upon...with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings ; Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er...
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Temple Bar, Band 54

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - 1878
...A. " What ! that thing of silk ? ] Sporus ! that mere white curd of asses' milk P Satire or sense, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks a butterfly upon...with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt that stinks and_stings ! Whose buzz, the witty and the fair annoys; Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er...
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Temple Bar, Band 40

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - 1874
...quoted is artificiality, nothing but artificiality. But what is there of artificial in the following ? " Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings ; Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes and beauty ne'er...
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The Seaboard and the Down; Or, My Parish in the South, Band 2

John Wood Warter - 1860
...times, to do that which is beft for the public good ; to make that your aim, refting aflured that 1 " Satire or fenfe, alas ! can Sporus feel ! Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel!" Pope, Prologue to the Satires. ' Mart. Epigr. X. xxxili. 9. Thus tranflatcd by Ben Jonfon in the Poetafter,...
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The Seaboard and the Down; Or, My Parish in the South, Band 2

John Wood Warter - 1860
...times, to do that which is beft for the public good ; to make that your aim, refting aflured that 1 "Satire or fenfe, alas ! can Sporus feel ! Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel ! " Pope, Prologue to the Satires. * Mart. Epigr. X. xxxiii. 9. Thus tranflated by Ben Jonlbn in the...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Band 3

Alexander Pope - 1863
...tremble — A. What? that thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of asses' milk ? 8 Satire or sense, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks a butterfly upon...P. Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted9 child of dirt, that stinks and stings ; ' An allusion to those who endeavoured to persuade...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 Seiten
...white curd of ass's milk? Satire or sense, alas, can Sporus feel. Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?' hat is it then, which like the power divine We only can by negatives define? stinks and stings; Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er...
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