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" Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. "
Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ... - Page 91
by James Boswell - 1786
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The Life of William Warburton ...: With Remarks on His Works

John Selby Watson - 1863 - 655 pages
...epilogue to his Satires, first called ' low-born,' and afterwards ' humble,' in the couplet, ' Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame,' 1741.] CHARACTER OF RALPH ALLEN. 203 and who was the original of Fielding's Squire Allworthy, was a...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1863
...Defence of Christianity against Tindal. Outdo Landaff in doctrine — yea, in life ; Let humble Allen,4 with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. Virtue may choose the high or low degree, 'Tis just alike to virtue and to me ; Dwell in a monk, or...
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A Century of Anecdote from 1760-1860, Volume 2

John Timbs - 1864
...was on a visit to his friend, Ralph Allen, of Prior Park, near Bath, of whom he wrote " Let humble Allen with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. " One day, during the visit, a letter was put into Pope's hands, •which appeared to cause him some...
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Her Majesty's Mails: An Historical and Descriptive Account of the British ...

William Lewins - 1864 - 348 pages
...celebrated one of his principal virtues, unassuming benevolence, in the well-known lines : — " Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find its fame." On the death of Allen, the cross-posts were brought under the control of the Postmaster-General....
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Her Majesty's Mails: An Historical and Descriptive Account of the British ...

William Lewins - 1864 - 348 pages
...celebrated one of his principal virtues, unassuming benevolence, in the well-known lines : — " Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find its fame." On the death of Allen, the cross-posts were brought under the control of the Postmaster-General....
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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - 1865
...Alworthy in Fielding's novel Tom Jones, and whom Pope had immortalized in the couplet — Let humble Allen with an awkward shame Do good by stealth and blush to find it fame. Ho made about £ 10,000 a year out of the Post Office, and held the appointment for forty-four years....
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Her Majesty's Mails: A History of the Post-office, and an Industrial Account ...

William Lewins - 1865 - 339 pages
...celebrated one of his principal virtues, unassuming benevolence, in the well-known lines : — "Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame." Fielding's picture of Allen, in the character of Allworthy, is of course coloured with the warmth of...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 pages
...Line 163. Vain was the chief's, the sage's pride ! They had no poet, and they died. Book iy. Ode 9. Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. Epilogue to the. Satires. Dialogue i. Line 136 Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night : God said, " Let Newton be ! " and...
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The poetical works of Charles Churchill, with notes by W. Tooke ..., Volume 2

Charles Churchill - 1866
...things ; 3s The active benevolence of Mr. Allen is celebrated by Pope in these lines : " Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame." Warburton, in his notes upon nearly every word of the above quotation, takes the opportunity of exalting...
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The Poetical Works of Charles, Churchill, Volume 2

Charles Churchill - 1866
...things ; M The active benevolence of Mr. Allen i - celebrated by Pope in these lines : . . Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame." Warburton, in his notes upon nearly every word of the above quotation, takes the opportunity of exalting...
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