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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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ... - Page 21
by Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1796 - 492 pages
...himself to rise ; 20* Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,...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 oblig'd ; Like Cato,...
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 35

Art - 1813 - 682 pages
...is concealed from others. The hinter slinns responsibility ; the suggester claims gratitute. Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike. Pope. We must suggest to the people в what hatred He still hath held them. Sliaktipeure. To intimate...
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History of John Bull. Essays. Poetry

Jonathan Swift - 1801 - 496 pages
...himself to rise; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach the rest to sneer : Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,...flatterers besieg'd, And so obliging, that he ne'er oblig'd ; Who, if two wits on rival themes contest, Approves of each, but likes the worst the best...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 17

Jonathan Swift - 1801 - 498 pages
...himself to rise; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach the rest to sneer: Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,...flatterers besieg'd, And so obliging, that he ne'er oblig'd ; Who, if two wits on rival themes contest, Approves of each, but likes the worst the best;...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - English language - 1801 - 404 pages
...himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, || assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer ; Willing to wound, || and yet — afraid...foe, || and — a suspicious friend; , . Dreading ev'n fools, |] by flatterers besieged, And so obliging, || that he ne'er obliged *. With what a masterly...
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The Works, Volume 24

Jonathan Swift - 1803 - 434 pages
...himself to rise; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach the rest to sneer : Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,...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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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 440 pages
...himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer. And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer : Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike...A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend ; Dreading ev'n fools, by flatterers besieg'd; And so obliging, that he ne'er oblig'd ; Like Cato, give his little...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 440 pages
...himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer : Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike...commend ; A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend ; Dreading'ev'n fools, by flatterers besieg'd; And so obliging, that he ne'er oblig'd ; Like Cato,...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 464 pages
...himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer : Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike...dislike; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend ; A t , in'rous foe, and a suspicious friend ; Dreading ev'n fools, by flatterers besieg'd; And so obliging,...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 440 pages
...leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer : Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike j Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike; Alike reserv'd...A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend ; Dreading ev'n fools, by flatterers besieg'd; And so obliging, that he ne'er oblig'd ; Like Cato, give his little...
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