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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... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author - Page 9
by Alexander Pope - 1848
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Warburton and his quarrels; including an illustration of his literary ...

Isaac Disraeli - 1814 - 310 pages
...perceived, too profoundly felt, and too unmercifully avenged. These are alluded to, when the Satirist sings, Damn with faint praise ; assent with civil leer ;...rest to sneer ; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike; Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike, &c. * From Lord Egmont's MS. Collections. See the...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 5

Francis Wrangham - 1816 - 530 pages
...rule alone, Bear like the Turk no brother near the throne ; View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caused himself to rise...rest to sneer ; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserved to blame, or to commend, A timorous...
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The Meteor; or, General censor

1817 - 398 pages
...claims; they 'are as Łull of envy as they are devoid of talent; they, in the words of Pope ; — . Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer. And...sneering, teach the rest to sneer ; Willing to wound, yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike. RULES TO DISCOVER MARRIED COUPLES IN...
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An English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the ..., Volume 1

Lindley Murray - 1819 - 718 pages
...View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caused himself to rise : Blame with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without...rest to sneer : Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike ; Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike resolv'd to blame, or to commend, A timorous...
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A Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature: Comprehending the Principles of ...

Alexander Jamieson - 1820 - 388 pages
...hrother near his throne ; View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caus'd himself to rise. Damn with faint praise, |[ assent...sneer. Willing to wound, || and — yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, || and — hesitate dislike ; Alike resolv'd to hlame, or to commend, ....
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - 1820 - 832 pages
...brother near the throne, View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caus'd , and who strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A timorous...
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to ..., Volume 36

Great Britain. Parliament - 1820 - 884 pages
...enough. It was not exactly what it had been described by an honourable gentleman opposite. They did not Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer. Theirs was certainly no praise at all ; and as certainly, nothing like civility ; but, as to sneers,...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 5

John Aikin - 1821 - 402 pages
...brother near the throne, View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caus'd himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, assent with...rest to sneer ; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A timorous...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

1822 - 284 pages
...rule alone, Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne; View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caused himself to rise;...rest to sneer; "Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike; Alike reserved to blame or to commend, A timorous...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1822 - 468 pages
...jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caus'd himself to rise; 200 Damn with faint praise, assent the 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; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, 205 A tim'rous...
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