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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... "
Selected Poems of Alexander Pope - Page 155
by Alexander Pope - 1926 - 271 lehte
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Specimens of the British poets, 2. köide

British poets - 1809 - 526 lehte
...throne ; View him with scornful yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that cans'd himself to rise; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And...Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fanlt, and hesitate dislike; Alike reserv'd to blame or to commend, A timorous foe, and a suspicious...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., 12. köide

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 546 lehte
...View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caus'd himself to rise ; 200 Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And,...strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike rescrv'd to blame, or to commend, A timorous foe, and a suspicious friend ; Dreading ev'n fools by...
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Broome, Pope, Pitt, Thomson

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 536 lehte
...hate for arts that caus'd himself to rise ; 200 Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, Ami, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer ; Willing...dislike ; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A timorous foe, and a suspicious friend ; Dreading ev'n fools by flatterers besieg'd, And so obliging,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1812 - 220 lehte
...himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering', others teach to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike....hesitate dislike ; Alike reserv'd to blame or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend ; Dreading e'en fools ; by flatterers besieg"d; And so obliging,...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift...

Jonathan Swift - 1813 - 384 lehte
...throne ; View him with scornful, yet with fearful eyes, And hate for arts that caus'd himself to rise : Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And...a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserv'd to hlame or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend : Dreading e'en fools hy flatterers hesieg'd,...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes ..., 24. köide

Jonathan Swift - 1813 - 324 lehte
...caus'd himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teuch the rest to sneer : Willing to wound, and yet afraid...a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserv'd to hlame or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend : Dreading e'en fools hy flatterers hesieg'd,...
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English synonyms discriminated

William Taylor - 1813 - 356 lehte
...concealed from others. 182 • The 1. inter shuns responsibility, the suggester claims gratitude. Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike. Pope. AVe must suggest to the people in what hatred He still hath held them. Shakspeare; To intimate...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Miscellanies, by Mr. Pope, Dr. Arbuthnot, Mr ...

Jonathan Swift, Walter Scott - 1814 - 506 lehte
...imagination. — POPE. H- Author of the Victim, and Cobbler of Preston.— H. + Verse of Dr. Ev.— H. Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And...dislike ; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend: Dreading e'en fools, by flatterers besieg'd, And so obliging,...
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Miscellanies, by Mr. Pope, Dr. Arbuthnot, Mr. Gay, &c. Prose miscellanies by ...

Jonathan Swift - 1814 - 516 lehte
...imagination.— POPE. t Author of the Victim, and Cobbler of Preston.—H. + Verse of Dr. Ev,—H. Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And...hesitate dislike; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend: Dreading e'en fools, by flatterers besieg'd, And so obliging,...
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Warburton and his quarrels; including an illustration of his literary ...

Isaac Disraeli - 1814 - 310 lehte
...perceived, too profoundly felt, and too unmercifully avenged. These are alluded to, when the Satirist sings, Damn with faint praise ; assent with civil leer ;...to strike; Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike, &c. * From Lord Egmont's MS. Collections. See the Addpnda to Kippis's Biographia Britanoica. r Accusations...
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