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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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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1863
...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 Ires, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies ; His wit all see-saw between that and this, Now...
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Dublin examination papers

Dublin city, univ - 1864
...Dunciad" Pope has the line, "Even Palinurus nodded at the helm." What is the point of this line ? 63. " Or, at the ear of Eve, familiar toad, Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad." Of whom is Pope here speaking ? and who is intended by Eve ? 64. " Ask you why Phryne the whole auction...
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The Living Age, Volume 17

1848
...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 puppet squeaks ; Or at the ear of Ert , familiar toad ! Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, In pun or politics, or tales or...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 526 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,...toad, Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, 320 In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies. His wit...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

1867
...the way. Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And, as the prompter breathes, the puppet squeaka^ 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, or rhymes, or blasphemies. His wit all see-saw, between that and this. Now...
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English Satires

William Henry Oliphant Smeaton - Satire, English - 1899 - 298 pages
...persuaded the Duke of Chandos that Pope meant to ridicule him in the Epistle on Taste. ' Lord Hervey. And, as the prompter breathes, the puppet squeaks...spits himself abroad, In puns, or politics, or tales, dr lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies. His wit all see-saw, between that and this,...
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Reading Deconstruction, Deconstructive Reading

G. Douglas Atkins - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 158 pages
...Smiles his Emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid lmpotence he speaks, And, as the Prompter breathes, the Puppet...Toad, Half Froth, half Venom, spits himself abroad, ln Puns, or Politicks, or Tales, or Lyes, Or Spite, or Smut, or Rymes, or Blasphemies. His Wit all...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 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,...toad, Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, 320 In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies. His wit...
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Landmarks in English Literature

Philip Gaskell - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 173 pages
...Smiles his Emptiness betray. As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid 1mpotence he speaks. And, as the Prompter breathes, the Puppet squeaks; Or at the ear of Eve, familiar Toad, 15 Half Froth, half Venom, spits himself abroad, 1n Puns, or Politicks, or Tales, or Lyes, Or Spite,...
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The Limits of the Human: Fictions of Anomaly, Race and Gender in the Long ...

Felicity Nussbaum - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 336 pages
...And, as the prompter breathes, the puppets squeak; Or, Eve's true spawn, and tools of th'ancient toad, In puns, or politics, or tales, or lyes, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies: Their wit all see-saw, between that and this; Now high, now low, now forward, now remiss; And each...
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