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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, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1847
...right ; Tho' learn'd, well-bred ; and tho' well-bred, sincere ; Modestly bold, and humanly severe ; 636 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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed a ..., Volumes 1-2

Alexander Pope - 1848
...prepossess'd, nor hlindly right ; Though learn'd, well-hred: and, though well-hred, sincere ; Modestly hold and humanly severe : Who to a friend his faults can...freely show. And gladly praise the merit of a foe ; Bless'd with a taste exact, yet unconfined; A knowledge hoth of hooks and human kind ; 640 Generous...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 392 pages
...not proud to know ? Unbiass'd, or by favour or by spite ; Not duly prepossess'd, nor blindly right ; Though learn'd, well-bred ; and though well-bred,...the merit of a foe ? Blest with a taste exact, yet unconfined ; A knowledge both of books and human kind ; Generous converse ; a soul exempt from pride...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - English language - 1849 - 396 pages
...the latter, kind and compassionate. Humanly is improperly put for humanely in these lines of Pope. " Though learn'd, well-bred ; and though well-bred, sincere ; Modestly bold, and humanly severe."* The abstract humanity is equally adapted to both senses. By an error of the same kind with the former,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1851 - 484 pages
...Unbiass'd, or by favour, or by spite ; Not dully prepossess'd, nor blindly right ; Though leara'd, well-bred; and, though well-bred, sincere; Modestly...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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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 519 pages
...proud to know ? Unbiassed or by favour or by spite ; Not dully prepossessed, nor blindly right ; 75 Though learn'd, well-bred ; and though well-bred,...freely show, And gladly praise the merit of a foe ; 1 A poet and dramatist of no * Sir Samuel Garth ; the translator merit, who lived in the reign of...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...blindly right ; Though learn'd, well-bred ; and, though well-bred, sincere; Modestly bold, and humanely severe ; Who to a friend his faults can freely show, And gladly praise the merit of a foe ? Such once were critics ; such the happy few Athens and Home in better ages knew. The mighty Stagyrite...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 97

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1853
...labour, and it is a labour of love. 1 1 is reviews prove him Not dully prepossessed, nor blindly right ; Though learn'd, well-bred ; and though well-bred, sincere ; Modestly bold, and humanly severe : Blest with a taste exact, yet unconfin'd ; A knowledge both of books and human kind. To him we may...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 97

1853
...labour, and it is a labour of love. His reviews prove him Not dully prepossessed, nor blindly right ; Though learn'd, well-bred ; and though well-bred, sincere ; Modestly bold, and humanly severe : Blest with a taste exact, yet unconnn'd ; A knowledge both of books and human kind. To him we may...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 29

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1853
...labor, and it is a labor of love. His reviews prove him Not dully prepossessed, nor blindly right ; seemed to be no difficulty in finding possessors of beautiful heads of hair perfectly willing Blost with a taste exact, yet unconfin'd ; A knowledge both of books and human kind. To him we may...
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