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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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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 546 pages
...that thin? of silk, Spoms, that mere white eurd of ass's milk ? Satire of sense, alas ! can Spurns feel ? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel ? "P. Yet let me flap this bug with gilded [.•-, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings ; Whose buzz the witty and the fair...
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Broome, Pope, Pitt, Thomson

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810 - 536 pages
...that thin? of silk, Sporus, that mere, white curd of ass's milk ? Satire of sense, alas ! can Sponis feel ? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel ? P. Yet let me Hap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings ; Whose buzz the...
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Collins's Peerage of England: Contains the earls from the commencement of ...

Arthur Collins - Great Britain - 1812 - 556 pages
...profligacy. " Let Sporus tremble. — What, that thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of asses milk ? Satire or sense, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks...a butterfly upon a wheel ? P. Yet let me flap this toy with gilded wings ; This painted child of dirt, that stinks and sings, Eternal smiles his emptiness...
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Peerage of England. ...

Arthur Collins - 1812 - 564 pages
...profligacy. " Let Sporus tremble. — What, that thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of asses milk ? Satire or sense, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks...a butterfly upon a wheel ? P. Yet let me flap this toy with gilded wings ; This painted child of dirt, that stinks and sings. Eternal smiles his emptiness...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1812 - 350 pages
...Let Sporus tremble— A. What? that thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk I 306 Satire or sense, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel I P. Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings...
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Memoirs of the Life and Administration of Sir Robert Walpole: Earl ..., Volume 3

William Coxe - Prime ministers - 1816 - 464 pages
...ridicule, in allusion to his effeminate appearance, as a species of half-man and half-woman, which " P. Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, " This painted child of dirt, that stinks and sings, &c. " Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, " As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. "...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - English poetry - 1820 - 832 pages
...silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk ? Satire of sense, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who break* , Rees, Orme & Brown ; Whose buzz the witty and tlie fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys : So well-bred...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 5

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 402 pages
...Spurns, that mere white curd of ass's milk ? Satire of sense, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks i butterfly upon a wheel ? P. Yet let me flap this bug...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...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

Classical poetry - 1822 - 284 pages
...Sporus tremble—A. W hat ? that thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of asses' milk ? Satire of sense, alas ! can Sporus feel? Who breaks a butterfly...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...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1822 - 464 pages
...correcting it; and brightening it, as he expresses it, by the strokes of his pencil ? The man that had P. Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This...painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings; 310 Whose buz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'er enjoys : So well-bred spaniels...
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