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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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W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

Wystan Hugh Auden - 2004 - 553 Seiten
...tremble — A. What ? that thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk ? Satire or sense, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks a butterfly upon...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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Alexander Pope and His Critics: An essay on the genius and writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 2004 - 432 Seiten
.... 25. Let Sporus tremble — What! that thing of filk, Sporus, that mere white curd of afs's milk ? Satire or fenfe, 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 {links and flings...
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The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire

Kirk Freudenburg - 2005 - 352 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; Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - 2006 - 267 Seiten
...Pope not to name names). Pope continues with comments on Hervey that are even more highly charged: 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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