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" As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And, as the prompter breathes, the puppet squeaks, Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad, Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad... "
An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ... - Page 249
by Joseph Warton - 1806
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Memoirs of the Reign of George the Second: From His Accession to ..., Volume 1

John Hervey Baron Hervey - Great Britain - 1848
...Sternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And as the prompter breathes the puppet squeaks ; Or at ///• • ear of EVE, familiar toad ! Half froth half venom spits himself abroad, In pun or politics,...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 392 pages
...Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And, as the prompter breathes,...himself abroad, In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies. His wit all see-saw, between that and this, Now...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 15

Literature - 1849
...Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid impotence he speaks And as the prompter breathes the...! Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, In pun or politics, or tales or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies. His wit all see-saw...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1850 - 484 pages
...the way. Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And as the prompter breathes, the puppet sq'.ieaks ; Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad, Half froth, half...himself abroad, In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, 01 rhymes, or blasphemies : His wit all see-eawr, between that and this. Now...
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Essays and Marginalia, Issue 28, Volume 2

Hartley Coleridge - 1851
...extraordinary merit. Where shall we find more meaning, more keenly expressed, than in the lines — " Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad, Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad 1 " Though, perhaps, it would have been still better if the allusion had been to a fact in nature or...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1851 - 484 pages
...all the way. Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And as the prompter hreathes, the puppet squcaki Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad, Half froth, half venom, spits himself ahroad, In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or hlasphemies : His...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1852
...Sternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid * ialf froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, n puns, or polities, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by R. Carruthers, Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1854
...Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, 315 As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And, as the prompter breathes,...! * Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, 320 In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies.39 His wit...
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Satire and Satirists: Six Lectures

James Hannay - Satire - 1854 - 276 pages
...Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And as the prompter breathes...puppet squeaks ; Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad, Half-froth, half-venom, spits himself abroad." It concludes : " Eve's tempter thus the rabbins have...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1854
...Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, 315 As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And, as the prompter breathes,...puppet squeaks; Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad! & Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, 320 In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite,...
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