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" Besides, a fate attends on all I write, That when I aim at praise they say I bite. A vile encomium doubly ridicules : There's nothing blackens like the ink of fools. If true, a woful likeness ; and, if lies, ' Praise undeserv'd is scandal in disguise. "
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Satires, &c - Seite 155
von Alexander Pope - 1751
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Studies in Criticism and Aest

Howard Anderson - 1999 - 419 Seiten
...in epic strains, and in so doing he explains the method of his whole satire on George II: Besides, a fate attends on all I write, That when I aim at praise, they say I bite. A vile Encomium doubly ridicules; There's nothing blackens like the ink of...
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Alexander Pope and His Critics: An essay on the genius and writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 2004 - 432 Seiten
...tremble at your throne. But verfe, alas ! your majefty difdains, And I'm not us'J to panegyric {trains : Befides, a fate attends on all I write, That when I aim at praife, they fay I bite {. IT may be obfervcd, in general, that the imitations of thefe tivo epiftles of thefecond book...
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The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of ...

Michael McKeon - 2006 - 904 Seiten
...— "But Verse alas! your Majesty disdains; /And I'm not us'd to Panegyric strains:/. . ./ Besides, a fate attends on all I write, /That when I aim at praise, they say I bite./ A vile Encomium doubly ridicules . . ." — he also borrows Swift's implicit...
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The Literary Career of Mark Akenside: Including an Edition of His Non ...

Robin Dix, Mark Akenside - 2006 - 410 Seiten
...stance.22 In his Horatian epistle "To Augustus," Pope had complained with ironic weariness: Besides, a fate attends on all I write, That when I aim at praise, they say I bite. A vile Encomium doubly ridicules: There's nothing blackens like the ink of...
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The Living Age, Band 265

1910
...strains: The zeal of fools offends at any time. But most of all the zeal of fools in rhyme. Besides, a fate attends on all I write, That when I aim at praise they say I bite. There is far less political passion in this than in the verses of Gray upon...
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