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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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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts ..., Volume 1

Quotations, English - 1847 - 506 pages
...the mischief that he meant, Does, like the rattlesnake, prevent. BUTLER. 12. Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach...afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate disk'ke. POPE. 18. Before her face her handkerchief she spread, To hide the flood of tears she did...
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General Report on Public Instruction, in the Lower Provinces of the Bengal ...

Bengal (India) - 1848
...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 e'en fools,...
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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1848
...cause of disagreement between him and Pope ? Explain the following lines : " Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach...to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike. And so obliging, that he ne'er obliged. Whilst wits and templars every sentence raise And wonder with...
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Eighteenth Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology

Roger Lonsdale, Roger H. Lonsdale - Law - 1990 - 555 pages
...the falsehood served her hateful ends, Congenial audience found in hollow friends; 40 Who to the tale 'assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer'; His friendship o'er me spread that guardian shield, Which his severest virtue best could wield; Repelled...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...art to please, And born to write, converse, and live with ease Pope Pope 7 Damn with faint praise, or jealousy! (Ill, iii) 137 It is the cause, it is...chaste stars! It is the cause. Yet I'll not shed her b Alike reserved to blame, or to commend, A timorous foe, and a suspicious friend; Dreading e'en fools,...
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The Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal

Reader in Classical Languages and Literature Fellow Richard Jenkyns - Drama - 1992 - 479 pages
...of multiple antitheses: Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer. And, without sneering, teaeh the rest to sneer. Willing to wound, and yet afraid...to strike. Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike . . . ('Epistle to Arbuthnot', 201-4) It was when Pope combined Ovidian verse technique with Horatian...
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The Tyranny of Relativism: Culture and Politics in Contemporary English Society

Richard Hoggart - Social Science - 352 pages
...come out straight; the CVCP is to be talked to about an 'apparent' lack of accountability. Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike; The half-hidden message of the paragraph is a double one: that accounting is indeed not being exercised...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 pages
...scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caused himself to rise; 200 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 ev'n fools,...
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Don Quixote in England: The Aesthetics of Laughter

Ronald Paulson - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 242 pages
...of Addison ("Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot" [1734]) as one who is accustomed to 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 tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend . . . (11. 201-6) The...
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Englishness and National Culture

Antony Easthope - History - 1999 - 243 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 tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend, Dreading ev'n fools,...
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