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" Grown all to all, from no one vice exempt; And most contemptible, to shun contempt: His passion still, to covet gen'ral praise, His life, to forfeit it a thousand ways... "
The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ... - Page 322
by Alexander Chalmers - 1817
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 850 pages
...whores; Enough if all around him but admire, 190 And now the Punk applaud, and now the Fryer. Thus with each gift of nature and of art, And wanting nothing...vice exempt, And most contemptible, to shun contempt; 195 His Passion still, to covet gen'ral praise, His Life, to forfeit it a thousand ways; A constant...
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The Skeptical Sublime: Aesthetic Ideology in Pope and the Tory Satirists

James Noggle - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 288 pages
...about the ruling passion, rendering it more uncanny than self-stabilizing in the eudaemonistic sense: "His Passion still, to covet gen'ral praise, / His life, to forfeit it a thousand ways" (196-7). While discovering Wharton's ruling passion shows that the problem of interpreting others...
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The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope

Pat Rogers - Literary Criticism - 2007
...and most powerful portrait in that investigation of the "characters of men," the Epistle to Cobham, "Grown all to all, from no one vice exempt, | And most contemptible, to shun contempt" ( 194-5 ).9 The line which concludes this passage from Pope's Ep, ii, "And win my way by yielding to...
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