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" With fame, in just proportion, envy grows ; The man that makes a character, makes foes : Slight, peevish insects round a genius rise, As a bright day awakes the world of flies ; With hearty malice, but with feeble wing, (To show they live) they flutter,... "
Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ... - Page 164
1803
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The Works of the Author of The Night-thoughts: In Three Volumes, Volume 1

Edward Young - 1802 - 383 pages
...bit, and then they had not bled. Fame is a public mistress, none enjoys, But, more or less, his rivaFs peace destroys ; With fame, in just proportion, envy...genius rise, As a bright day awakes the world of flies; "With hearty malice, but with feeble wing, (To shew they live) they flutter, and they sting : But as...
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The Poetical Works of the Rev. Dr. Edward Young: With the Life of ..., Volume 3

Edward Young - English poetry - 1805
...file ; Merit less solid less despite had bred ; They had not bit, and then they had not bled. Fame is a public mistress none enjoys, But, more or less,...genius rise, As a bright day awakes the world of flies ; With hearty malice, but with feeble wing, j (To shew they live) they flutter, and they sting ; But...
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Voltairiana. Selected and tr. by M.J. Young, Volume 1

François Marie Arouet de [prose] Voltaire - 1805
...prejudices of envy in a very ridiculous light. With/a/»f in just proportion en-ay grows, The man who makes a character makes foes. Slight, peevish insects...genius rise, As a bright day awakes the world of flies: With hearty malice, but with feeble wing, To show they live, they flutter and they sting : But as by...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;: Watts, A. Philips ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...tile; Merit less solid, less despite had bred ; They had not lit, and then they hod not tied, fame is a public mistress, none enjoys, But. more or less,...rival's peace destroys ; 'With fame, in just proportion, «ivy prows; The man that uiakes a character, makes foes : Slight, peevish insects round a genius rise,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 13

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 612 pages
...mistress, none enjoys, But, more or less, his rival's peace destroys; \\'Ahfame, in just propor'ion, eircy grows; The man that makes a character, makes foes: Slight, peevish insects round a genius rise, As a hright day awakrs the world of flies; With hearty malice, hut with feehle wing, (To show they live)...
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Watts, A. Philips, West, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Young

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...tile ; Merit less solid, less despite had bred ; They had not til, and then they had not tied. Fame is a public mistress, none enjoys, But. more or less, his rival's peace destroys; Vfilkfamc, in just proportion, may grows; The man that makes a character, makes foes : Slight, peevish...
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The Works of the Rev. Dr. Edward Young, Volume 1

Edward Young - 1811
...file ; Merit less solid, less despite had bred ; They had not tit, and then they had not bled. Fame is a public mistress, none enjoys, But, more or less, his rival's peace destroys; {\ritli^fitme, in just proportion, envy grows ; Slight, peevish insects round a genius rise, As a bright...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - English literature - 1824
...file ; Merit less solid less despite had bred ; They had not bit, and then they had not bled. Fame is a public mistress none enjoys, But, more or less,...genius rise, As a bright day awakes the world of flies ; With hearty malice, but with feeble wing, (To show they live) they flutter, and they sting ; Bat...
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The Works of Augustus M. Toplady, Volume 6

Augustus Toplady - 1825
...thing as friendship in the world." Had he said, " there is not much," he would have hit the mark. , " With fame, in just proportion, envy grows : The man that makes a character, makes foes." Very exalted virtue is often admired : but not often loved. What is the reason ? Because, few are truly...
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The Royal Lady's Magazine, and Archives of the Court of St. James's, Volumes 1-2

Great Britain - 1831
...Robert Montgomery, if he recollected the passage, did not quote it in the titlepage to his volume, With fame, in just proportion, envy grows ; The man...a genius rise, As a bright day awakes the world of flics ; With hearty malice, but with feeble wing, (To show they live) they flutter and they sting ;...
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