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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
1848
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Band 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - 1856
...stings; sio Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys : So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of...puppet squeaks ; Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad ! Half-froth, half-venom, spits himself abroad, 320 In puns or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Band 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - 1856
...stings; 310 Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys : So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of...puppet squeaks ; Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad ! Half-froth, half-venom, spits himself abroad, /' 320 In puns or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite,...
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The Cornhill Magazine

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - 1860
...with a rueful twinge of muscle, as though it were his unkind fate to cook beef, but not to eat it. " As well-bred spaniels civilly delight '• In mumbling of the game they dare not bite." In the right-hand corner crouches a cadaverous wretch in tartan jacket and trews, whom Hogarth himself...
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Poetical Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1860
...cnjoyi: So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In iiiuliibhnu ofihe game they dare not bite. Kiernal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in llorul impotence he speaks, And us the prompter breathes, the puppet sqneiVl , Or at the ear of Kvc,...
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The popular history of England, Band 6

Charles Knight - 1860
...House of Commons — ш the confidential intimate of queen Caroline — Hervey is thus delineated : " Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And, as the prompter breathes, the puppet fqueaks ; Or, at the ear of Eve, familiar toad, Half froth, halfveuom, spits himself abroad, In puns,...
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The Living Age, Band 17

1848
...of silk? Sporus ! that mere white curd of ass's milk? Satire or sense, alas I can Sporus feel ? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel ? P. Yet let me flap...prompter breathes the puppet squeaks ; Or at the ear of Ert , familiar toad ! Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, In pun or politics, or tales or...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 Seiten
...Line 283. Satire or sense, alas ! can Sporus feel, Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel ? Line 307. Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Line 314. Wit that can creep, and pride that licks the dust. Line 333. Me, let the tender office long...
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William Hogarth: Painter, Engraver, and Philosopher: Essays on the Man, the ...

George Augustus Sala - 1866 - 318 Seiten
...with a rueful twinge of muscle, as though it were his unkind fate to cook beef, but not to eat it. As well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of the game they dare not bite. In the right-hand corner crouches a cadaverous wretch in tartan jacket and trews, whom Hogarth himself...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

1867
...stings; Whosejbuzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys: So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of...speaks, And, as the prompter breathes, the puppet squeaka^ Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad, Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, In puns,...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 715 Seiten
...look down on the hate of those below. Byron, Ch.H. in. 45. EMPTINESS — see Ignorance, Shallowness. Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Pope,Ep. toArb. £ EMULATION. • Whoe'er excels in what we prize, * Appears a hero in our eyes. Swift,...
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