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" Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike... "
Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and Biographical, of ... - Page 193
edited by - 1879
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Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery as Applied in Reading and ...

Ebenezer Porter - Elocution - 1833 - 404 pages
...throne, View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caus'd himself to rise ; 5 Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And...Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a...
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The Rhetorical Reader: Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice ...

Ebenezer Porter - Elocution - 1833 - 304 pages
...throne, View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caus'd himself to rise; 5 Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer; Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike; Willing to wound, and yet affraid to strike, Alike reserv'd...
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Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life, Volume 17

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, Thomas Moore - 1833
...silent in his nook, Observing little in his reverie, Yet saw this much, which he was glad to see. (1) [" Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, • And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer.'' ^ POPE on Addison.] CVH. The ghost at least had done him this much good, In making him as silent as...
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The Autobiography, Times, Opinions, and Contemporaries of Sir Egerton ...

bart Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges - Authors - 1834 - 428 pages
...never heard it : but I had to encounter cold, freezing, palsying looks ; and every one knew how to Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer ! These assertions will be deemed very querulous; but if they are true, the epithet is not applicable...
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Annals of the Congress of the United States

United States. Congress - Law - 1853
...regard and respect fe Mr. Madison. This, I confess, is following IDS direction of the poet, who says: " Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer; " And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer." But let us inquire if the President had any knowledge that Mr. Erskine had no full power: for if I...
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The works of Alexander Pope; with a memoir of the author, notes ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1835
...View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caused himself to rise ; 200 Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And...Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike ; Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserved to hlame or to commend; 205 A timorous foe, and...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq., to which is Prefixed ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1836
...alone, Bear, like the Turk, no hrother near the throne, View him with scornfol, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caused himself to rise ; Damn...leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer l Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike ; Alike reserved...
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The Poetical Works of A. Pope: Including His Translation of Homer , to which ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1836 - 442 pages
...without sneering, teach the rest to sneer ; rVilling to wound, and yet afraid to strike, 'ust hint n employ your thought, In such distress. If council...cannot much : though Mara our souls incite ; Thes e'en fools, by flatterers besieged, And so obliging that he ne'er obliged ; ike Cato, give his little...
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The Works of George Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His ..., Volume 17

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1836
...in his nook, Observing little in his reverie, Yet saw this much, which he was glad to see. (1) [*' Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer." POPE on Addison.] ft 4 The ghost at least had done him this much good, In making him as silent as a...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 3

1837
...in blushes, light that glads the earth." " Blight with a gesture — wither with a sneer." Bulwer. " Damn with faint, praise, — assent with, civil leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer." Pope. " Alas ! each slanderer bears a weapon No honest arm can baffle.1' On the principle "mum caique,"...
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