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" 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, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way.... "
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Satires, &c - Seite 23
von Alexander Pope - 1751
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The Columbia History of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 2007 - 732 Seiten
...Curd of Ass's milk? "Satire or Sense alas! can Sporus feel? "Who breaks a Butterfly upon a Wheel?" Yet let me flap this Bug with gilded wings, This painted Child of Dirt that stinks and stings. . . . Here, at a critical moment in the Epistle to Arbuthnot, the interchange marks...
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The Culture of Fashion

Christopher Breward - 1995 - 244 Seiten
...of asses milk? CENTURY Satire or sense alas! Can Sporus feel? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel? Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings . . . Fop at the Toilet, Flatt'rer at the Board, Now trips a Lady, and now struts...
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Secret Sexualities: A Sourcebook of 17th and 18th Century Writing

Ian McCormick - 1997 - 262 Seiten
...of ass's of silk, milk? Satire or sense alas! can Sporus feel? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?' Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings; Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 Seiten
...8856 'An Epistle to DrArbuthnot' Who breaks a butterBy upon a wheel? 8857 'An Epistle to DrArbuthnot' stinks and stings. 8858 'An Epistle to DrArbuthnot' Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740

University of Cambridge - 1998 - 334 Seiten
...things right than in getting even with those who, from the satirist's perspective, made them wrong: "Yet let me flap this Bug with gilded wings, / This painted Child of Dirt that stinks and stings" (lines 309-10). For the satirist, everything is personal. Even what seems commonplace...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 Seiten
...white curd of ass's milk? Satire or sense, alas! can Sporus feel? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?' Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings; 310 Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er...
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - 2001 - 298 Seiten
...the Horace figure of the opening lines is at odds with the aggressive glee of the attack on Hervey - "Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, / This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings" (lines 309-10) - as well as with the lofty tones of the satirist who "stoop'd to...
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English Literature and Ancient Languages

Kenneth Haynes - 2003 - 224 Seiten
...vulgar terms like pox; Pope uses low Saxon monosyllables like bug, dirt, stink just as effectively: Yet let me flap this Bug with gilded Wings, This painted Child of Dirt that stinks and stings; (Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot, 11. 310-11; 1734) Rochester and Swift break decorum, or...
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Studies in Classic American Literature, Band 2

D. H. Lawrence - 2003 - 632 Seiten
...There may be a memory of the image of the insect in Pope's 'Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot' (1735), 11. 308-9: 'Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings - / This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings.' 49:37 These States. Strongly reminiscent of Whitman (see note on 148:2): cf. the...
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - 2003 - 331 Seiten
...attacks elsewhere on fools and charlatans in literature and public life are vigorously handled — "Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, / This painted child of dirt, that stinks and sings" (Lord Hervey, in 'The Dunciad') - but the individual feuds have relatively little...
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