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" Gen'rous converse ; a soul exempt from pride ; And love to praise, with reason on his side ? Such once were Critics ; such the happy few, Athens and Rome in better ages knew. "
The Literary Magazine, and American Register - Page 63
1808
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The Indiana Journal of Medicine, Volume 3

1872
...learned, well bred, and though well_bred severe, Modestly bold and humanly sincere; Who to a friend hia faults can freely show, And gladly praise the merit of a foe; Blessed with a taste exact, yet uncon fined, A knowledge both of books and human kind ; Generous, converse,...
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POPE, SELECTED POEMS; THE ESSAY ON CRITICISM; THE MORAL ESSAYS; THE DUNCIAD

THOMAS ARNOLD - 1876
...not proud to know ? Unbiass'd or by favour or by spite, Not dully prepossess'd, nor blindly right; Though learn'd, well-bred, and though well-bred, sincere:...freely show, And gladly praise the merit of a foe ? Bless'd with a taste exact, yet unconfined, A knowledge both of books and human kind ; 640 Generous...
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Pope's einfluss auf Byron's jugenddichtungen ...

Carl Weiser - 1877 - 29 pages
...know? Unbiass'd, or by favour, or by spite; Not dully preposses'd, not blindly right; Though learned, well-bred; and though well-bred, sincere; Modestly...freely show, And gladly praise the merit of a foe? ') Bei Chaucer ist von dieser art des reimes noch nichts zu finden; die stelle im original lautet,...
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Pope's einfluss auf Byron's jugenddichtungen ...

Carl Weiser - 1877 - 29 pages
...preposses'd, not blindly right; Though learned, well-bred; and though wett-bred, sincere\ Modestly bald, and humanly severe ; Who to a friend his faults can...freely show, And gladly praise the merit of a foe? ') Bei Chaucer ist von dieser art des reimes noch nichts zu finden; die stelle im original lautet,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1878 - 600 pages
...Unbiassed, or by favour, or by spite ; Not dully prepossessed, nor blindly right ; Though learned, well-bred ; and though well-bred sincere, . Modestly...the merit of a foe ? Blest with a taste exact, yet unconfined ; A knowledge both of books and human kind : 640 Generous converse ; a soul exempt from...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1878 - 448 pages
...not proud to know ? Unbias'd, or by favour or by spite ; Not dully prepossess'd, not blindly right ; Though learn'd, well-bred ; and though well-bred,...humanly severe ; Who to a friend his faults can freely shew, And gladly praise the merit of a foe ? Bless'd with a taste exact, yet unconfined ; A knowledge...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1879 - 505 pages
...favour, or by spite ; Not dully prepossess'd, nor blindly right ; Tho' learn'd, well-bred ; and tho' well-bred, sincere, Modestly bold, and humanly severe...the merit of a foe ? Blest with a taste exact, yet unconfm'd ; A knowledge both of books and human kind : 640 Gen'rous converse ; a soul exempt from pride...
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Curiosities of Criticism

Henry James Jennings - Criticism - 1881 - 168 pages
...critic:— " Unbiassed or by favour or by spite, Not dully prepossessed, nor blindly right; Though learned, well-bred, and though well-bred, sincere, Modestly...the merit of a foe. Blest with a taste exact, yet unconfined ; A knowledge both of books and human-kind ; Gen'rous converse ; a soul exempt from pride...
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The Story of English Literature

Anna Jane Buckland - English literature - 1882 - 519 pages
...blindly right ! Tho' learned, well bred ; and tho' well bred, sincere ; Modestly bold and humanely severe ; Who to a friend his faults can freely show...the merit of a foe ; Blest with a taste exact, yet unconfined, A knowledge both of books and humankind, Generous converse, and exempt from pride, And...
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Complete Rhetoric

Alfred Hix Welsh - English language - 1885 - 346 pages
...can bestow, Still pleased to teach, and yet not proud to know? Unbiass'd, or by favor, or by spite; Though learn'd, well-bred; and, though well-bred,...praise the merit of a foe; Blest with a taste exact yet unconflned; A knowledge both of books and human kind; Generous converse ; a soul exempt from pride...
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