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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 ; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious... "
An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ... - Pagina 236
door Joseph Warton - 1806
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volumes 32-34

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...105 A timorous foe, and a fufpicious friend ; Dreading ev'n fools, by Flatterers bei'.eg'd, And fo obliging, that he ne'er oblig'd ; Like Cato, give his little Senate laws, And fit attentive to his own applaufe ; 210 "While Wits and Templars every fentence raife, And wonder with...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 46

English poets - 1790
...set; A timorous foe, and a fufpicious friend ; Dreading ev'n fools, by Flatterers befieg'd, And fo obliging, that he ne'er oblig'd ; Like Cato, give his little Senate laws, And fit attentive to his own applaufe; 2IO While Wits and Templars every fentence raife, And wonder with...
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Roach's Beauties of the Modern Poets of Great Britain: Carefully Selected ...

John Roach - 1794
...commend, A tim'rous foe, and a fufpicious friend ; Dreading ev'n Fools, by Flatterers befieg'd, And fo obliging, that he ne'er oblig'd ; Like Cato, give his little Senate laws, And fit attentive to his own applaufe ; While Wits and Tempjars ev'ry fentence raife} And wonder with a...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

1796
...hint a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, 205 Dreading ev'a foals, by flatterers besieg'd, And so obliging that he ne'er...senate laws. And sit attentive to his own applause; 210 While wits and Templars ev'ry sentence raise, And wonder with a foolish face of praise — Who...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 77-78

John Bell - 1796
...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 ; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, 205 Dreading ev'n fools, by flatterers besiea''d, And so obliging that he ne'er cblig'd; Like Cato,...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - 1801
...And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer ; Willing to wound, || and yet — afraid to strike, . Just hint a fault, || and — hesitate dislike ; Alike...friend; , . Dreading ev'n fools, |] by flatterers besieged, And so obliging, || that he ne'er obliged *. With what a masterly hand are the colours in...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 17

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...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; Alike reserv'd...A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend: Dreading e'en fools, by flatterers besieg'd, And so obliging, that he ne'er oblig'd ; Who, if two wits on rival...
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History of John Bull. Essays. Poetry

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...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 ; Alike reserv'd...A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend: Dreading e'en fools, by flatterers besieg'd, And so obliging, that he ne'er oblig'd ; Who, if two wits on rival...
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The Works, Volume 24

Jonathan Swift - 1803
...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; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A um'rous foe, and a suspicious friend : Dreading c'cn fools, by flatterers besieg'd, And so obliging,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pagina’s
...civil leer, And, without sneering, others teach to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserv'd...A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend ; Dreading e'en fools ; by flatterers besieg'd ; And so obliging, that he ne'er obligM. Like Cato give his little...
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