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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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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1854 - 314 pages
...and fondle round Pope," and sport, and bark, and caper without offending the most thin-skinned 1 " Mr. Gay is, in all regards, as honest and sincere...knew." — SWIFT, to Lady Betty Germaine, Jan. 1733. * " Of manners gentle, of affections mild ; In wit a man ; simplicity, a child ; With native Humour...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1854 - 306 pages
...and fondle round Pope," and sport, and bark, and caper without offending the most thin-skinned 1 " Mr. Gay is, in all regards, as honest and sincere a man as ever I knew." — BWITT, to Lady Betty Germaine, Jan. 1733. * " Of manners gentle, of affections mild ; In wit a...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1854 - 344 pages
...censure could find very little to blame in his life. XI. On Mr. GAY, in Westminster Abbey, 1732. " Of manners gentle, of affections mild ; In wit a man, simplicity a child ; With native humour tempering virtuous rage, Form 'd to delight at once and lash the age ; Above temptation in a...
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The Fables of John Gay: Illustrated, with an Original Memoir, Introduction ...

John Gay - Fables, English - 1854 - 312 pages
...memory," upon which Pope wrote the following lines, in all the fulsome fervour of poetic hyperbole : — " Of manners gentle, of affections mild, In wit a man, simplicity a child, With Nature's humour, temp'ring virtuous rage, Form'd to delight at once, and lash the age ; Above temptation...
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The drawing-room sibyl (poetical extracts).

Drawing-room sibyl - 1855 - 464 pages
...epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Is everything by starts, but nothing long. Drydeu. 14 Of manners gentle, of affections mild, In wit a man, simplicity a child. Pope. 15 His heart methinks Is generous and noble — noble in its scorn Of all things low or little...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - 1856 - 356 pages
...satisfied, Thank'd Heaven that he had lived, and that he died. XI. ON MR GAY, IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, 1732. OF manners gentle, of affections mild ; In wit, a man ; simplicity, a child : With native humour tempering virtuous rage, Form'd to delight at once and lash the age : Above temptation in a...
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Literary Rambles in the West of England

Arthur Leslie Salmon - Authors, English - 1906 - 366 pages
...to 79 lie for a week unopened. Gay was buried in Westminster Abbey, and Pope wrote his epitaph : ' 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. These are thy...
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Pennsylvania School Journal, Volume 56

Education - 1907 - 656 pages
...secret of its physical expression and interpretation. — Outlook. EVERY-DAY POLITENESS. BY WW DAVIS. Of manners gentle, of affections mild, In wit a man, simplicity a child. — Pope. N 1855 Rev. John Caird, a Scotch minister, preached a sermon before Queen Victoria at Craithie,...
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Untrodden English Ways

Henry Charles Shelley - Great Britain - 1908 - 450 pages
...added an epitaph of his own, perhaps the most affectionate and sincere of all his posthumous eulogies : 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 Stage Censor: An Historical Sketch: 1544-1907

G. M. G. - English drama - 1908 - 168 pages
...Tower, three-parts political. And accordingly his next victim of note is John Gay, of whom Pope sang : Of manners gentle, of affections mild ; In wit a man ; simplicity a child. Gay, who to his simplicity added honesty, ventured in his inimitable Beggar's Opera certain witty attacks...
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