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" Who wickedly is wise, or madly brave, Is but the more a fool, the more a knave. Who noble ends by noble means obtains, Or failing, smiles in exile or in chains, Like good Aurelius let him reign, or bleed Like Socrates, that man is great indeed. What's... "
A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Pope. Gay. Pattison ... - Page 89
1794
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922 - 1422 pages
...above all Roman fame. POPE— Epistles of Horace. Ep. I. Bk. II. L. 26. (See also DBTDEN under NAME) 17 f Hercules. 6 Take heed lest e'en before our death. POPE— Essay on Man. Ep. IV. L. 237. 18 If parte allure thee, think how Bacon...
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Selected Poems of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1926 - 310 pages
...means obtains, Or failing, smiles in exile or in chains, Like good Aurelius let him reign, or bleed 235 Like Socrates, that Man is great indeed. What's Fame?...breath, A thing beyond us, ev'n before our death. Just what you hear, you have, and what's unknown The same (my Lord) if Tully's, or your own. 240 All...
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Selected Poems of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1926 - 306 pages
...chains, Like good Aurelius let him reign, or bleed 235 Like ^ocrates^JJiaLMaiLis^gTeat indeed. lat's Fame? A fancy'd life in others' breath, A thing beyond us, ev'n before our death. Just what you hear, you have, and what's unknown The same (my Lord) if Tully's, or your own. 240 All...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 884 pages
...means obtains, Or failing, smiles in exile or in chains, Like good Aurelius let him reign, or bleed 235 Like Socrates, that Man is great indeed. What's Fame...breath, A thing beyond us, ev'n before our death. Just what you hear, you have, and what's unknown The same (my Lord) if Tully's or your own. 240 All...
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Improvement Era, Volume 5, Issue 1

1901 - 502 pages
...pitch,—would that its tone could reach the Rich! She sang this "Song of the shirt!" FAME. BY ALEXANDER POPE. What's fame? A fancy'd life in others' breath, A thing beyond us, ev'n before our death. Just what you hear, you have; and what's unknown, The same (my lord) if Tully's, or your own. All that...
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The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat: A Comedy of Ideas

Steven Lukes - Fiction - 1995 - 284 pages
...more dismissive of the very idea of being tempted by Two's suggestions. 'What's fame?' he asked, 'that fancy'd life in others' breath, A thing beyond us ev'n before our death, . . . All that we feel of it begins and ends In the small circle of our foes or friends. They were...
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Romantic Poets and the Culture of Posterity

Andrew Bennett - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 288 pages
...scepticism towards posthumous renown. In An Essay on Man, for example, fame is figured as 'a fancy 'd life in others' breath, / A thing beyond us, ev'n before our death' (epistle 4, lines 237-8), while in The Temple of Fame, Pope exclaims 'How vain that second Life in...
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A Passionate Poet: Susanna Blamire, 1747-94 : a Biography

Christopher Maycock - Poets, English - 2003 - 242 pages
...Essay on Alan, that virtue is inconsistent with 'external goods' such as fame: "What's Fame? A fancied life in others' breath, A thing beyond us, ev'n before our death. . . .All fame is foreign, but of true desert, Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart," Susanna...
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