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" Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And, as the prompter breathes, the puppet squeaks; Or at the ear of... "
The Living Age ... - Seite 342
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The Papers of Henry Laurens

Henry Laurens - 1979 - 653 Seiten
...it without the Love; Who has the Vanity to call you Friend, Yet wants the Honour injured to defend, Whether in florid Impotence he speaks, And as the Prompter breathes the Puppet squeaks. Half Froth, half Venom, spits himself abroad In Puns or Politicks, or Tales or Lies, Or Spite, or Smut,...
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Reading Deconstruction, Deconstructive Reading

G. Douglas Atkins - 1985 - 158 Seiten
...Fair annoys, Yet Wit ne'er tastes, and Beauty ne'er enjoys, So well-bred Spaniels civilly delight ln mumbling of the Game they dare not bite. Eternal Smiles...streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid lmpotence he speaks, And, as the Prompter breathes, the Puppet squeaks; Or at the Ear of Eve, familiar...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 Seiten
...stings; Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys: 10 d large garden have; And a few friends, and many books, both true. Both wise, and 11 His wit all see-saw, between that and this. Now high, now low, now Master up, now Miss, And he himself...
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Imagining Monsters: Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth-Century England

Dennis Todd - 1995 - 339 Seiten
...slight, self-pleasing thread" of his "cobweb" (89—90). It is Sporus, not Pope, who is the dog ("So well-bred Spaniels civilly delight / In mumbling of the Game they dare not bite" [313—14]). And although Pope's enemies pictured him as a "hunch-back'd Toad" that "Spits his Venom...
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Secret Sexualities: A Sourcebook of 17th and 18th Century Writing

Ian McCormick - 1997 - 262 Seiten
...civilly delight In mumbling of the game they dare part. The trifling head, or the corrupted heart! not bite. Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all Fop at the toilet, flatt'rer at the board, Now trips a lady, now struts a lord. Eve's tempter thus...
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Essays on Religion and Education

Richard Mervyn Hare - 1998 - 238 Seiten
...left-wing theologians, when they get on to these topics, are apt to become impenetrably obscure. So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of the game they dare not bite (Pope 1 734) I will take two of these topics which I think are among the most difficult, namely prayer...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 Seiten
...with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings. 8858 'An Epistle to DrArbuthnot' 8859 'An Epistle to DrArbuthnot' And he himself one vile antithesis. 8860 'An Epistle to DrArbuthnot'...
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Landmarks in English Literature

Philip Gaskell - 1999 - 173 Seiten
...ne'er enjoys. So well-bred Spaniels civilly delight 1n mumbling of the Game they dare not bite. 10 Eternal Smiles his Emptiness betray. As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid 1mpotence he speaks. And, as the Prompter breathes, the Puppet squeaks; Or at the ear of Eve, familiar...
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Art and Representation: Contributions to Contemporary Aesthetics

Ananta Charana Sukla - 2001 - 282 Seiten
...elegantly" states what is the case and gave as an example the couplet by the English poet Pope2: So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of the game they dare not bite. "Civilly," says Elliot, strikes exactly the right note of obsequiousness typical of these animals....
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Aesthetics, Imagination and the Unity of Experience

Raymond Kenneth Elliott - 2006 - 195 Seiten
...elegance and economy that matter, not the truth. But the pleasure we take in such a couplet as: So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of the game they dare not bite is not simply pleasure in the neat expression of an idea. We recognise that the poet has accepted truth...
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