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 the game they dare not bite. Eternal smiles his emptiness betray... The beauties of Pope - Page 153by Alexander Pope - 1783 - 278 pagesFull view
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Randolph Swearer - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 127 pages
...lme ziH of the Old English poem, which says (hat Beowulfs ship crosses the sea "most like a bird.' Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings. By displaying so forcefully and variously the ways in which the discipline of meter...
Gays - 2002 - 356 pages
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Rowland McMaster - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 194 pages
...crawls, and stings and stinks' (p. 716), echoing Pope's fierce lines from the 'Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot': Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings. Characters frequently speak in unmarked passages of English verse, no doubt reflecting...