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 3421848Vollansicht
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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...