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" Of manners gentle, of affections mild ; In wit, a man ; simplicity, a child ; With native humour temp'ring virtuous rage, Form'd to delight at once and lash the age ; Above temptation, in a low estate ; And uncorrupted... "
The Anonymous - Página 289
1810
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Poor Richard's Almanack

Benjamin Franklin - 2004 - 302 páginas
...uses it, in the Epitaph he made for his Friend Gay, too beautiful and instructive to be here omitted. Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild, In Wit a Man, Simplicity a Child. Words ever pleasing, yet sincerely true, Satire still just, and Humour ever new. Above Temptation,...
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The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope

Pat Rogers - 2007
...suitably refashioned, were proclaimed at Westminster Abbey as the personification of childlike innocence. Of manners gentle, of affections mild; In wit, a man; simplicity, a child . . . In the Epistle to Arbuthnot he presents Gay as the perfect model of neglected genius. Blest be...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century and Charity and Humour

William Makepeace Thackeray - 2007 - 283 páginas
...ever I knew." — SWIFT, to Lady Betty Germaine, Jan. 1733. 60.03 could frisk and fondle round Pope,* *"Of manners gentle, of affections mild; In wit a...lash the age; Above temptation in a low estate, And uncorrupted e'en among the great: A safe companion, and an easy friend, Unblamed through life, lamented...
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