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" Wharton, the scorn and wonder of our days, Whose ruling passion was the lust of praise: Born with whate'er could win it from the wise, Women and fools must like him or he dies; Though wondering senates hung on all he spoke, The club must hail him master... "
The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ... - Page 166
by Alexander Pope - 1807
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Ars Quatuor Coronatorum: Being the Transactions of the Quatuor ..., Volume 38

1925 - 366 pages
...cunning known; The fool consistent, and the false sincere; Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here. This clue once found unravels all the rest, — The prospect clears and Wharton stands confessed. Wharton ! the scorn and wonder of our days, Whose ruling passion was the lust of praise;...
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Selected Poems of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1926 - 310 pages
...Cunning known ; 173 The Fool consistent, and the False sincere; Priests, Princes, Women, no dissemblers here. This clue" once found, unravels all the rest,...confest. Wharton, the scorn and wonder of our days, i&> Whose ruling Passion was the Lust of Praise : Born with whate'er could win it from the Wise, Women...
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Selected Poems of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1926 - 306 pages
...Cunning known ; 175 The Fool consistent, and the False sincere; Priests, Princes, Women, no dissemblers here. This clue once found, unravels all the rest, The prospect clears, and Wharton stands contest. Wharton, the scorn and wonder of our days, 180 Whose ruling Passion was the Lust of Praise...
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Maids of Honour

Lewis Saul Benjamin - Great Britain - 1927 - 358 pages
...Pope was furious, and wrote a character of the Duke : " Wharton, the scorn and wonder of our days, Whose ruling passion was the lust of praise: Born...it from the wise, Women and fools must like him, or he dies: Though wondering senates hung on all he spoke, The club must hail him master of the joke....
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New Writings: Second Series, Volume 2

William Hazlitt - 1927 - 244 pages
...disclosure. ' Search then the ruling passion ; there alone, The wild are constant, and the cunning known. This clue once found, unravels all the rest, The prospect clears, and Wharton stands confest.' If there could have been any doubt remaining on this subject, the above passage forms a comment on...
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An Anthology of World Poetry

Mark Van Doren - Poetry - 1928 - 1390 pages
...Wit that can creep, and pride that licks the dust. WHARTON WHARTON! the scorn and wonder of our days, Whose ruling passion was the lust of praise: Born...it from the wise, Women and fools must like him, or he dies: Though wondering senates hung on all he spoke, The club must hail him master of the joke....
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 884 pages
...Johnston was a Whig and a great favourite of Queen Caroline. 162. Free-thinker] See l. to9n, above. This clue once found, unravels all the rest, The prospect...it from the Wise, Women and Fools must like him or he dies ; Tho' wond'ring Senates hung on all he spoke, The Club must hail him master of the joke. 185...
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