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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 - Page 23
by Alexander Pope - 1751
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Alexander Pope, Esq ..., Volume 2

William Ayre, Edmund Curll - 1745 - 432 pages
...of Afs's Milk ? " Satire or Senfe alas ! can Spams 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 ftings, Whofe Buzz the Witty and the Fair annoys, Yet Wit ne'er taftes, nor Beauty ne'er...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 4

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1751 - 290 pages
...fuch babling blockheads in his ftead. Let Sporus tremble— A. What ? that thing of filk, Spar us, that mere white curd of Afs's milk ? 306 Satire or...with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that (links and flings ; 310 Whofe buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er taftes, and beauty...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: Satires, &c

Alexander Pope - 1752 - 434 pages
...again, to the fame purpofe, in the Epijile to Dr. Arbuthnot^ Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel ? Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of Dirt, \hatjlinks undoings. Thefe, it is objected, are Infe&s not of Nature's creating, but the Poet's, and...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 4

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1760 - 360 pages
...tremble— A. What ? that thing of filk, 305 Sporus, that mere white curd of Afs's milk ? Satire or Senfe, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks a butterfly upon...with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that flinks and flings ; Whofe buzz the witty and the fair annoys, 3 1 1 Yet wit ne'er taftes, and beauty...
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Anecdotes of Polite Literature ...

Literature - 1764 - 198 pages
...8. Let Sporus tremble — A. What ? that thine offilk, Spoi us, that mere white curd of afs's milk i Satire or fenfe, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks a butter-fly upon a wheel ? P. Yet let me flag this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt that (links and (lings ; Whofe buz the...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Four Volumes Complete. With His Last ...

Alexander Pope - 1778 - 392 pages
...Let Sporus tremble — A. What ? that thing of (ilk, 30$ Sporus, that mere white curd of afs's milk ? Satire or fenfe, ala.s ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks...butterfly upon a wheel ? P. Yet let me flap this bug wjth gilded .wings, This painted child of dirt, that flinks and flings ; 310 Whofe buzz the witty and...
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The Works of the English Poets: Pope

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 418 pages
...ftead. Let Sporus tremble— A. 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 ? P. Yet VARIATION. Why write at all ? — A. Yes, filence if you keep, The Town, the Court, the Wits, the Dunces...
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The Works of the English Poets: Pope

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 392 pages
...at all ? — A. Yes, f:lence if you keep, The Town, the Court, the Wits, the Duncea weep. VOL. II. M P. Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that flinks and flings ; 31* Whote bu22 the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er taftes, and beauty...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope, Volume 2

Joseph Warton - 1782 - 514 pages
...Author*. Satire Satire or fer.fc, 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 ftings ; Whofe buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er taftes, and beauty ne'er...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. in Six Volumes Complete: Imitations, moral ...

Alexander Pope - 1787 - 396 pages
...ridiculed in the Epiftle on Jfafte* See Mr. Pope's Letter to the Earl of Burlington concerning this matter. P. Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that (links and flings ; 310 Whofe buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er taftes, and beauty...
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