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" Favours to none, to all she smiles extends; Oft she rejects, but never once offends. Bright as the sun, her eyes the gazers strike, And like the sun, they shine on all alike. Yet graceful ease, and sweetness void of pride, Might hide her faults if belles... "
The Feast of the Poets: With Notes, and Other Pieces in Verse - Page 34
by Leigh Hunt - 1815 - 157 pages
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...she smiles extends; Ofl she rejects, hut never once offends. Bright as the sun, her eyes the gazer strike, And, like the sun, they shine on all alike....belles had faults to hide; If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face and yon '11 forget them all. This nymph, to the destruction of mankind,...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1852
...her eyes, and as unfix'd as those : Favors to none, to all she smiles extends ; Oft she rejects, but here can I forget the generous band,* Who, touch'd...thousand nameless ills, That one incessant struggle errors fall. Look on her face, and you 'lI forget them all. This nymph, to the destruction of mankind,...
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Jane Austen: Bicentenary Essays

Jane Austen, Halperin John - Literary Criticism - 1975 - 334 pages
...her Eyes, and as unfix'd as those; Favours to none, to all she Smiles extends: Oft she rejects, but never once offends. Bright as the sun, her Eyes the...Belles had Faults to hide: If to her share some Female Errors fall, Look on her Face, and you'll forget 'em all. (n, 10-18) 'The tone is ironical,' as Cleanth...
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Women's Place in Pope's World

Valerie Rumbold, Rumbold Valerie - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 315 pages
...unequivocal affirmation. When challenged, even the most dazzling compliments reveal damaging possibilities: Yet graceful Ease, and Sweetness void of Pride, Might...Belles had Faults to hide: If to her share some Female Errors falf, Look on her Face, and you'll forgive 'em alL (Rape of the Lacke, I3I) This is the kind...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...eyes, and as unfixed as those: 10 Favours to none, to all she smiles extends; Oft she rejects, but never once offends. Bright as the sun, her eyes the...belles had faults to hide: If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em all. This nymph, to the destruction of mankind,...
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Cutting Edges: Postmodern Critical Essays on Eighteenth-century Satire

James E. Gill - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 438 pages
...specifically tied to a fault of Pride. There is a small but particularly resonant change in the last line: Yet graceful Ease, and Sweetness void of Pride, Might...Belles had Faults to hide: If to her share some Female Errors fall, Look on her Face, and you'll forgive 'em all. (1712, 1.31-34) This is changed to "Look...
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Encyclopedia of British Humorists: Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese, Volume 2

Steven H. Gale - History - 1996 - 1307 pages
...lovers, just at twelve, awake" (1.16l and especially lines which provide a satirical view of women: "Yet graceful ease and sweetness void of pride / Might hide her faults, if Belles had faults / to hide" (2.1516l. Characteristic, too, are lines which provide a humorous anticlimax: Whether the Nymph shall...
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech

Stephen Adams - Poetry - 1997 - 252 pages
...mobilizing public sentiment.8 In poetry, as in prose, antimetabole often appears with witty effect: Yet graceful ease, and sweetness void of pride, Might hide her faults, if Belles had faults to hide. But the same figure informs the solemn culmination of Coleridge's "Frost at Midnight": so shall thou...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 pages
...eyes, and as unfixed as those: 10 Favours to none, to all she smiles extends; Oft she rejects, but never once offends. Bright as the sun, her eyes the...belles had faults to hide: If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em all. This nymph, to the destruction of mankind,...
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Hogarth's Harlot: Sacred Parody in Enlightenment England

Ronald Paulson - Art - 2003 - 418 pages
...the Platonic Shaftesbury, in the figure of a Venus).20 We are informed that Belinda's perfection may "hide her Faults, if Belles had Faults to hide: / If to her share some Female Errors fall, / Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em all" (2.17-18). These "faults" ask to be related...
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