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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: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1824
...order, and the strictest method. An idea to which several capable critics will not accede, and which Who to a friend his faults can freely show, And gladly...exact, yet unconfin'd ; A knowledge both of books and human kind ; 640 Gen'rous converse ; a soul exempt from pride ; And love to praise, with reason...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1824
...order, and the strictest method. An idea to which several capable critics will not accede, and which u Who to a friend his faults can freely show, And gladly...exact, yet unconfin'd ; A knowledge both of books and human kind ; 640 Gen'rous converse ; a soul exempt from pride ; And love to praise, with reason...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations ..., Volumes 3-4

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - 1824
...order, and the strictest method. An idea to which several capable critics will not accede, and which is Who to a friend his faults can freely show, And gladly...the merit of a foe ? Blest with a taste exact, yet unconnn'd ; A knowledge both of books and human kind ; 640 Gen'rous converse ; a soul exempt from pride...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...Not dully prepossess'd, nor blindly right; [sincere; Though learn'd, well-bred; and though well-bred, ~*/ ~*/ merits of a foe? Blest with a taste exact, yet unconfin'd ; A knowledge both of books and human kind;...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 3-4

British anthology - 1825
...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,...freely show, And gladly praise the merit of a foe ? Bless'd with a taste exact, yet uncoufined, A knowledge both of books and human kind ; Generous converse...
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The Poetical Works of Alex. Pope: With a Sketch of the Author's Life

Alexander Pope - 1825 - 524 pages
...dully prepossess'd, nor blindly right ; [sincere ; Though learn'd, well-bred; and though well-bred, Modestly bold and humanly severe ; Who to a friend his faults can freely shew, And gladly praise the merit of a foe ; Bleas'd with a taste exact, yet unconfmed ; A knowledge...
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The Quarterly Theological Review and Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 3

Theology - 1826
...will, at least, do us the justice to remember, that a sound critic has been described as one — • " Who to a friend his faults can freely show, And gladly praise the merit of a foe." We regret that we have received the request of the Northamptonshire Clergyman too late to give him...
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Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania: Devoted to the Preservation of ..., Volume 8

Samuel Hazard - Pennsylvania - 1828
...know? Unbiass'd or by favour or by spile; Not dully preposscss'd, nor blindly right; Though learn'J, well-bred; and though well-bred, sincere; Modestly...can freely show, And gladly praise the merit of a foej Blest with a taste exact yet unconfin'd; A knowledge both of books and humankind; Gen'rous converse;...
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The Register of Pennsylvania: Devoted to the Preservation of Facts ..., Volume 8

Samuel Hazard - Pennsylvania - 1828
...blindly right; Though learn'd, well-bred; and though well-bred, sincere; Modestly bold, and hu manly severe; Who to a friend his faults can freely show, And gladly praise the merit ofa foe; Blest with a taste exact yet unconfin'd; A knowledge both of books and humankind; Ge-n'rotis...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed a Life ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1828
...Tlio' learn'd, well-bred, and tho'well-bred, since Modestly bold, and humanely severe ; Who toafricnd his faults can freely show, And gladly praise the merit of a foe 1 Blessed with a taste exact, yet unconfin'd, A knowledge both of books and human kind ? A gen'rous...
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