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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 Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray: The four Georges ; The ... - Page 230
by William Makepeace Thackeray - 1889
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Select Letters of Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift - Authors, Irish - 1926 - 396 pages
...and the like words of course. He asks nothing, and thinks, like a philosopher, that he wants nothing. Mr. Gay is, in all regards, as honest and sincere a man as ever I knew; whereof neither Princes nor Ministers are either able to judge, or inclined to encourage, which, however,...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 884 pages
...have a Friend at Court. Epitaph. On Mr. Gay. In Westminster-Abbey 1732 [written 1733; published 1733] 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...
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The Ethics of Diet: A Catena of Authorities Deprecatory of the Practice of ...

Howard Williams - Cooking - 2003 - 436 pages
...letters, frequently refers to his loss with deep feeling ; and Pope has characterised him as — " Of manners gentle, of affections mild — In wit a man, simplicity a child." Of his Falles — the best in the language — one of the most interesting is the well-known Hare and...
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 344 pages
...had said that Gay was more liked than respected, nevertheless wrote him a fond epitaph of his own: Of manners gentle, of affections mild; In wit, a man; simplicity, a child. . . A safe companion and an easy friend, Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end. . . 30 Alexander...
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Poor Richard's Almanack

Benjamin Franklin - Reference - 2004 - 320 pages
...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 - Literary Criticism - 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 - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 298 pages
...worth upwards of 3000/." — POPE (Spence's Anecdotes). 60.02 was gentle and sportive with him,* * "Mr. Gay is, in all regards, as honest and sincere...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 man; simplicity,...
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