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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 Works of Alexander Pope: Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1871
...proud to know ? Unbiassed, or by favour, or by spite ; Not dully prepossessed, nor blindly right ; Though learn'd, well-bred ; and though well-bred, sincere ; Modestly bold, and humanly ' severe ; c:c C30 1 There is an ellipse of "that" after "sacred," and of 1-it" after "fops,"or the line is...
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Literary Criticism, Pope to Croce

Gay Wilson Allen, Harry Hayden Clark - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 659 pages
...know? Unbiased, or by favor, 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 ; 64o Gen'rous converse; a soul exempt from pride;...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 850 pages
...Not dully prepossest, nor blindly right; Tho' Learn'd, well-bred; and tho' well-bred, sincere; 635 Modestly bold, and Humanly severe ? Who to a Friend...Taste exact, yet unconfin'd; A Knowledge both of Books and Humankind; 640 Gen'rous Converse; a Soul exempt from Pride; And Love to Praise, with Reason on...
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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - Literary Criticism - 1976 - 149 pages
...or by Favour or by Spite; Not dully prepossest, nor blindly right; Tho' Learn'd, well-bred; and tho' well-bred, sincere; Modestly bold, and Humanly severe?...Taste exact, yet unconfin'd; A Knowledge both of Books and Humankind; Gen'rous Converse; a Soul exempt from Pride; And Love to Praise, with Reason on his...
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 1, Classical Criticism

George Alexander Kennedy - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 400 pages
...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; Who to...freely show, And gladly praise the merit of a foe; Bless'd with a taste exact, yet unconfin'd, A knowledge both of books and humankind; Gen'rous converse;...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...himself appears. (Fr. Ill) 56 For fools rush in where angels fear to tread. (Fr. HI) 57 Though learned, rn; God's in His Heaven — All's right with the world!...LiTB; NTCP; OBEV; CHIP; PDV; SoSe; TEP; TrCP; TrGrP (Fr. Ill) FiP; HAP; NAEL-I; OAEL-1; PoEL-3 An Essay on Man 58 Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner...
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Color for Science, Art and Technology

Kurt Nassau - Computers - 1997 - 490 pages
...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; Generous converse;...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 pages
...prepossessed, nor blindly right; Though learned, well-bred; and though well-bred, sincere; Modesdy bold, and humanly severe: Who to a friend his faults...freely show, And gladly praise the merit of a foe? Blessed with a taste exact, yet unconfined; A knowledge both of books and human kind; 640 Generous...
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A History of English Laughter: Laughter from Beowulf to Beckett and Beyond

Manfred Pfister - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 201 pages
...dnlly prepossess!, nor blindly right: Tho' Leamt, well-bred; and tho' well-bred, sincere; Mndestly bold and Humanly severe? Who to a Friend his Faults...Taste exact, yet unconfin'd; A Knowledge both of Books and Humankind; Gen'rous Converse; a Soul exempt from Pride, And Love to Praise, with Reason on his...
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Poor Richard's Almanack

Benjamin Franklin - Almanacs, American - 2004 - 302 pages
...by Spite; Not dully prepossess 'd, or blindly right; Tho ' learn 'd, well-bred; and tho ' well bred, sincere; Modestly bold, and humanly severe: Who to...the Merit of a Foe; Blest with a Taste exact, yet unconfin 'd, A Knowledge both of Books and human Kind; Gen 'rous Converse, a Soul exempt from Pride,...
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