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" But touch me, and no Minister so sore. Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme, Sacred to Ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burthen of some merry song. "
Works: In English Verse - Page 119
by Horace - 1767
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations, English - 1883 - 761 pages
...Jesting. But touch me, and no minister so sore. Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme, Sacred to ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burthen of some merry soug. 4334 Pope : Satire i. Line 76. Eidicule is a weak weapon, when levelled...
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The Works of ...

Alexander Pope - 1889 - 590 pages
...more : But touch me, and no minister so sore. Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme, Sacred to ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burden of a merry song." Here, then, is the personal motive of his Satire, plainly avowed ; and...
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The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey, Volume 4

Thomas De Quincey - Authors, English - 1890 - 462 pages
...• " But touch me, and no Minister so sore : Whoe'er offends at some unlucky time Slides into verse and hitches in a rhyme, Sacred to ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burthen of some merry song. " Already, it seems, in childhood he had the same irresistible instinct,...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Volume 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1896 - 772 pages
...for more. YOUNG: Love of Fame. RIDICULE. Whoe'er offends at some unlucky time, Slides in a verse, or hitches in a rhyme, Sacred to ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burden of some merry song. POPE. Those who aim at ridicule Should fix upon some certain rule, Which...
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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne - Anthologies - 1897 - 640 pages
...wrote, "and no minister so sore." He adds: — "Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme; Sacred to ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burthen of some merry song." The most singular thing about his character was, that while in his...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1903 - 1186 pages
...69. But tonch me, and no minister so sore ; Whoe'er offends at some unlncky time Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme, Sacred to ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burden of some merry song. Line 76. Bare the mean heart that lurks behind a star. Line no. There...
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Mr. Pope, His Life and Times, Volume 2

George Paston - 1909 - 420 pages
...for him will not secure us from a stroke." Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme ; Sacred to ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burden of some merry song. Whatever the consequences of his temerity, the slander or poison of...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - Quotations, English - 1911 - 761 pages
...Jesting. But touch me, and no minister so sore. Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme, Sacred to ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burthen of some merry so*.g. 4334 Pope : Satire i. Line 76. Ridicule is a weak weapon, when levelled...
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Selected Poems of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1926 - 271 pages
...75 But touch me, and no minister so sore. Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme, Sacred to Ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burthen of some merry song. 80 Slander or Poison dread from Delia's rage, Hard words or hanging,...
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Political Judgment: Structure and Process

Milton Lodge, Kathleen M. McGraw - Political Science - 1995 - 658 pages
...more: But touch me, and no Minister so sore. Who-e'er offends, at some unlucky Time ^Slides into Verse, and hitches in a Rhyme, Sacred to Ridicule! his whole Life long, And the sad Burthen of some merry Song. (69-80) Pope here twists the Horace into some very contemporary satire....
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