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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 New Monthly Magazine - Page 146
1852
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Remarks on Certain Statements Regarding the Invention of the Steam Engine ...

Hugo Reid - Steam-engines - 1840 - 68 pages
...THE STEAM ENGINE, IN M. ARAGO'S HISTORICAL ELOGE OF JAMES WATT. BY HUGO EEID. Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer. Fiat justitia. GLASGOW: ROBERT STUART & CO., INGRAM STREET ; W. TAIT, EDINBURGH ;— SIMPKIN, MARSHALL,...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1841 - 807 pages
...scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caus'd himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach...to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A timorous foe, and a suspicious friend ; Dreading ev'n fools,...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - English language - 1841 - 396 pages
...scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caus'd himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, || assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach...|| and yet — afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, jj and — hesitate dislike ; Alike reserved to blame, or to commend, A lim'rous foe, || by flatterers...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...caus'd himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, tench ular, and bush Bending with dewy moisture, o'er the heads Of the Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A timorous foe, and a suspicious friend ; Dreading ev'n fools,...
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Encyclopędia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 14

Encyclopaedia - 1845
...when a man is not, because he knows there is no danger. Selden's Table Talk. Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer ; And without sneering, teach...rest to sneer ; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, u st hint a fault, and hesitate dislike. Pope. Pro. to Satires. Affrays (from affraier, to...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 261 pages
...scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caus'd himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach...to strike, Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A timorous foe and a suspicious friend ; Dreading e'en fools,...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 261 pages
...scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caus'd himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach...to strike, Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike ; Alike rcserv'd to blame, or to commend, A timorous foe and a suspicious friend ; Dreading e'en fools,...
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Wit and Humor, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 357 pages
...scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caus'd himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach...to strike, Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A timorous foe and a suspicious friend ; Dreading e'en fools,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed, a Life of the ...

Alexander Pope - 1846
...Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, others teach to sneer; Witting to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike; Alike reserv'd to blame or to commend, A tim'rouB foe, and a suspicious friend ; Dreading e'en fools...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1847
...scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caused himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach...to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserved to blame, or to commend, A timorous foe, and a suspicious friend ; Dreading even fools,...
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