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" ... praise, His life, to forfeit it a thousand ways; A constant bounty which no friend has made; An angel tongue, which no man can persuade; A fool, with more of wit than half mankind... "
The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ... - Page 332
1817
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Poetical Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1860
...half mankind, 20t Too rash for thought, for action loo refinedA tyrant to the wife his heart approves: A rebel to the very king he loves; He dies, sad outcast...state, And harder still ! flagitious, yet not great, Ask you why Wharton broke through every rulej 'Twas all for fear the knaves should call him foot Nature...
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The wits and beaux of society, by Grace and Philip Wharton, Volume 1

Katherine Thomson - 1860
...those memorable lines — A tyrant to the wife his heart approved, A rebel to the very king he loved ; He dies, sad outcast of each church and state ; And, harder still ! flagitious, yet not great.' Though it may be doubted if the ' lust of praise ' was the cause of his eccentricities, so much as...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1863
...half mankind, Too rash for thought, for action too refin'd ; A tyrant to the wife his heart approves ; A rebel to the very king he loves — He dies, sad...state, And, harder still ! flagitious, yet not great ! Ask you why Wharton broke through every rule ? 'Twas all for fear the knaves should call him fool....
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Eccentric Personages, Volume 2

William Russell - Biography - 1864
...half mankind, Too rash for thought, for action too refined : A tyrant to the wife his heart approves; A rebel to the very king he loves ; He dies, sad outcast...state, And, harder still! flagitious, yet not great." There is nerve in these lines, but assuredly they have been much overrated. Pope was a great master...
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Essays on Fiction

Nassau William Senior - English fiction - 1864 - 507 pages
...mankind, Too rash for thought, for action too refin'd : A Tyrant to the wife his heart approves ; A Eebel to the very king he loves ; He dies, sad outcast of...state, And, harder still ! flagitious, yet not great. (Moral Essays, Ep. i.) Don Quixote is a boldly-drawn inconsistent character. He is a man of great good...
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The British Poets, Volume 2

1866
...half mankind, Too rash for thought, for action too refin'd ; A tyrant to the wife his heart approves ; A rebel to the very king he loves — He dies, sad...state, And, harder still ! flagitious, yet not great ! Ask you why Wharton broke through every rule 't 'Twas all for fear the knaves should call him fool....
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The Viceregal Speeches and Addresses, Lectures and Poems, of the Late Earl ...

George William Frederick Howard Earl of Carlisle - Ireland - 1866 - 483 pages
...half mankind, Too rash for thought, for action too refln'd ; A tyrant to the wife his heart approves, A rebel to the very king he loves ; He dies, sad outcast...state, And, harder still ! flagitious, yet not great. Ask you why Wharton broke through every rule ? 'Twas all for fear the knaves should call him fool."...
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Eccentric Personages

William Russell - Biography - 1866 - 418 pages
...half mankind, Too rash for thought, for action too refined : A tyrant to the wife his heart approves, A rebel to the very king he loves ; He dies, sad outcast of each church and state, And harder still I flagitious, yet not great." There is nerve in these lines, but assuredly they have been much overrated....
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Eccentric Personages

William Russell - 1866 - 418 pages
...half mankind, Too rash for thought, for action too refined : A tyrant to the wife his heart approves, A rebel to the very king he loves ; He dies, sad outcast of each church and stale, And harder still l flagitious, yet not great." There is nerve in these lines, but assuredly...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 526 pages
...Philip, Duke of Wharton. t John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. A tyrant to the wife his heart approves ; A rebel to the very king he loves ; He dies, sad outcast...state, And, harder still ! flagitious, yet not great. Ask yon why Wharton broke though every rule ? 'Twas all for fear the knaves should call him fool. Nature...
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