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" Oft she rejects, but never once offends. Bright as the Sun, her Eyes the Gazers strike, And, like the Sun, they shine on all alike. Yet graceful Ease, and Sweetness void of Pride, Might hide her Faults, if Belles had Faults to hide: If to her share some... "
The Feast of the Poets: With Notes, and Other Pieces in Verse - Pagina 37
door Leigh Hunt - 1815 - 157 pagina’s
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech

Stephen Adams - 1997 - 252 pagina’s
...mobilizing public sentiment.8 In poetry, as in prose, antimetabole often appears with witty effect: Yet graceful ease, and sweetness void of pride, Might hide her faults, if Belles had faults to hide. But the same figure informs the solemn culmination of Coleridge's "Frost at Midnight": so shall thou...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 pagina’s
...smiles extends; Oft she rejects, but never once offends. Bright as the sun, her eyes the gazers strike, And, like the sun, they shine on all alike. Yet graceful...belles had faults to hide: If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em all. This nymph, to the destruction of mankind,...
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Acts of Narrative

Carol Jacobs, Henry Sussman - 2003 - 273 pagina’s
...the platonic Shaftesbury, in the figure of a Venus).14 We are informed that Belinda's perfection may "hide her Faults, if Belles had Faults to hide: /If to her share some Female Errors fall,/ Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em all." These "faults" ask to be related to the...
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Hogarth's Harlot: Sacred Parody in Enlightenment England

Ronald Paulson - 2003 - 418 pagina’s
...the Platonic Shaftesbury, in the figure of a Venus).20 We are informed that Belinda's perfection may "hide her Faults, if Belles had Faults to hide: / If to her share some Female Errors fall, / Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em all" (2.17-18). These "faults" ask to be related...
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Designing Women: The Dressing Room in Eighteenth-century English Literature ...

Tita Chico - 2005 - 302 pagina’s
...the symbol of Belinda's powerful beauty, those "bright Locks" (2.29), the poet addresses the reader: Yet graceful Ease, and Sweetness void of Pride, Might...Belles had Faults to hide: If to her share some Female Errors fall, Look on her Face, and you'll forget 'em all. (2.15-18) Many readers regard this pair of...
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The Scandal of the Season: A Novel

Sophie Gee - 2008 - 350 pagina’s
...smiles extends; Oft she rejects, but never once offends. Bright as the sun, her eyes the gazers strike, And, like the sun, they shine on all alike. Yet graceful...belles had faults to hide: If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forgive 'em all. This nymph, to the destruction of mankind,...
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