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" Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies. His wit all seesaw, between that and this, Now high, now low, now master up, now miss, And he himself one vile antithesis. "
The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by Himself ... - Page 82
by Alexander Pope - 1824
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Classical, Renaissance, and Postmodernist Acts of the Imagination: Essays ...

Arthur F. Kinney - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 316 pages
...himself abroad, In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies, His wit all see-saw, between that and this, Now high,...up, now miss, And he himself one vile Antithesis. The trifling head or the corrupted heart, Fop at the toilet, flatt'rer at the board, Now trips a Lady,...
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Secret Sexualities: A Sourcebook of 17th and 18th Century Writing

Ian McCormick - English literature - 1997 - 276 pages
...beauty ne'er In puns, in politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies. His wit all see-saw between that and this, Now high,...vile antithesis. Amphibious thing! that acting either enjoys, So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of the game they dare part. The trifling...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 260 pages
...abroad, 320 In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies. His wit all seesaw, between that and this, Now high,...struts a lord. Eve's tempter thus the rabbins have expressed, 330 A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest, Beauty that shocks you, parts that none will...
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Swords in Myrtle Dress'd: Towards a Rhetoric of Sodom : Gay Readings of ...

Jon Thomas Rowland - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 254 pages
...directly what it was about Hervey that bothered the lesser writers— his uncontainable "amphibiousness": Amphibious Thing! that acting either Part, The trifling Head, or the corrupted Heart! Fop at the Toilet, Flatt'rer at the Board, Now Trips a lady, and now struts a Lord. (Epistle toArbuthnot, lines 326-29)...
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Defects: Engendering the Modern Body

Helen Deutsch, Felicity Nussbaum - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 348 pages
...toad, In puns, or politics, or tales, or lyes. Or spire, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies: Their wit all see-saw, between that and this; Now high, now low, now forward, now remiss; And each herself one dull antithesis. Amphibious things! That, acting either part,...
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Pope, Print, and Meaning

J. McLaverty - Authors and publishers - 2001 - 286 pages
...Sporus. In the Works a central passage concerns Sporus' ambiguous sexuality and occupies seven lines: His Wit all see-saw between that and this, Now high,...trifling head, or the corrupted heart, Fop at the Toilet, Flatt'rer at the Board, Now trips a Lady, and now struts a Lord. (Works, 3i5-2i, lineation confusedl...
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The Limits of the Human: Fictions of Anomaly, Race and Gender in the Long ...

Felicity Nussbaum - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 356 pages
...toad, In puns, or politics, or tales, or lyes, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies: Their wit all see-saw, between that and this; Now high, now low, now forward, now remiss; And each herself one dull antithesis. Amphibious things! That, acting either part,...
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W. H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

W. H. Auden - Poetry - 2004 - 604 pages
...himself abroad, In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies. His wit all see-saw, between that and this, Now high,...trifling head or the corrupted heart, Fop at the toilet, flatt'rer at the board, Now trips a lady, and now struts a lord. Eve's tempter thus the Rabbins have...
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The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire

Kirk Freudenburg - History - 2005 - 380 pages
...spits himself abroad, In puns or politics or tales or lies Or spite or smut or rhymes or blasphemies, His wit all see-saw between 'that' and 'this', Now...struts a lord. Eve's tempter thus the rabbins have expressed, A cherub face, a reptile all the rest; Beauty that shocks you, parts that none will trust,...
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The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of ...

Michael McKeon - History - 2005 - 1864 pages
...autobiography. The attack on Sporus (Lord Hervey) shows the syntactic and pronominal subtlety of this process: His Wit all see-saw between that and this, Now high,...trifling Head, or the corrupted Heart! Fop at the Toilet, Flatt'rer at the Board, Now trips a Lady, and now struts a Lord. Eve s Tempter thus die Rabbins have...
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