Quote by Alexander Pope, Prologue to Sati


Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend.


Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without

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