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" Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings; 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... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope - Page 117
by Alexander Pope - 1854
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Elegant Extracts; Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry ..., Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - Conduct of life - 1791 - 510 pages
...afs'smilk ? [filk, >atire or fenfe, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Vho breaks a butterfly upon a wheel ! '. Ytt let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that (links and ftings ; V'hofe buzz the witty and the fair annoys, fet wit ne'er taftcs, and beauty ne'er...
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Roach's Beauties of the Modern Poets of Great Britain: Carefully Selected ...

John Roach - English poetry - 1794 - 260 pages
...tremble — A. What ? that thing of GJk ? 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 let me flap this bug with gilded w ings. This painted child of dirt, that flinks and flings ; Whofe buzz the witty and the fair annoy...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 77-78

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...Let Sporus tremble — A. What ? that thing of silk, Sporus! that mere white curd of asses' milk? 306 Satire or sense, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks...painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings; 310 Whose bu22 the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys : So well-bred spaniels...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 576 pages
...that thing ol filk? Sparta, that mere white curd of afs's milk ? Satire or fenfc, alas ! can Sfvrus feel ? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel ? P. Yet...with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that ftinks and ftings ; Whofe buzz the wirty and the fjir annoys, Yet wit ne'er tañes, and beauty ne'er...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 4

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1797 - 472 pages
...elegant and entertaining letters, very charafteriftical of the manners of the Turks, Satire or Senfe, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel ? P. Yet NOTES. Turks, and of which many are addrefled to Pope ; are well known, and juftly celebrated. With...
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 75

English literature - 1842 - 592 pages
...few specimens from the famous ' character of ' Sporus,' to which Lord Byron here refers : — ' Yes, let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings : Whose buz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys. Eternal smiles...
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The Whole Poetical Works of Alexander Pope ...: Including His Translations ...

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 479 pages
...have kindnefs ia refcrve, He hc"lp°d to bury whom he help'd to ftarve. can Sporus f< Who breaks • butterfly upon a wheel ? P. Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, May fo.Tc choice patron bkfs each grey gooff This paipted child of dirt, that ft inks and ftmgs; quill...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry

Extracts - 1805 - 1050 pages
...tliat thing o Ink? Sfirvi, that mere white curd of afs's milk ? Satire or f'enfe, alas! can Sforut feel? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel ? P. Yet...with gilded wings This painted child of dirt, that ilinks and ftings Whole buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tiftcs, and beauty ne'«r...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 440 pages
...curd of ass's milk ! Satire or sense, alas ! can Sporus feel f "Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel? Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings; Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ue'er enjoys ; So * Lord...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. In Verse and Prose: Containing ..., Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1806 - 550 pages
...of Sporus ; it feems a more fuitable name. There is, I believe, no account why it wa» altered. « 4 P. Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that (links and flings 5319 Whofe buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er taftes, and beauty ne'er...
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