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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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Remains in Verse and Prose of the Francis Kilvert, with a Brief Memoir

Francis Kilvert - 1866 - 198 pages
...with me on this as on any, nay, on every other occasion. The verses as they now stand are : Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. Efil. to the Satires, Dial. I. v. 135-6. Pope had originally styled him "low-born Allen," but afterwards...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 526 pages
...A simple Quaker, or a Quakers wife, || Outdo LlandafT,If in doctrine, yea, in life : Let humble Allen,** 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,...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 40

Henry Allon - 1864
...person of Allworthy, and Pope has celebrated his benevolence in the well-known lines : 'Let humble Allen with an awkward shame Do good by stealth and blush to find it fame.' On Allen's death the cross posts were brought under the control of the Postmaster-General, and the...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 458 pages
...Line 163. Vain was the chief's, the sage's pride ! They had no poet, and they died. Book iv. Ode 9. Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. Epilogue to the Satires. Dialogue i. Liu* 136. Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night : God said, ' Let Newton be !' and...
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Black's Guide to Dorsetshire

Adam and Charles Black (Firm) - 1872 - 97 pages
...Ralph Allen "the Squire Allworthy" of Fielding's Tom Jones, and eulogized by Pope, " Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame," had introduced here the bathing-machine, and drawn attention to the salubrity of its position....
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With memoir, critical diss., and ...

Alexander Pope - 1872
...; A simple Quaker, or a Quaker's wife,2 Outdo Landaff 3 in doctrine. yea, in life : Let humble Allen,* 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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An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction ...

William Adolphus Wheeler - 1872 - 410 pages
...of Pope, Warburton, and Fielding, celebrated in the well-known lines of the first : " Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame Do good by stealth, and blush to find U feme.* Man of Blood. An expression which occurs in the Old Testament (2 Sam. xvi. 7), in a marginal...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 pages
...Line 159. Give me again my hollow tree, A crust of bread, and liberty. Satire vi. Booh ii. Line 220. Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. Epilogue to the Satires. Dialogue i. Line 136. To Berkeley every virtue under heaven. Epilogue to the Satires, Dialogue ii....
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Memoirs of celebrated Etonians, Volume 1

John Heneage Jesse - 1875
...was dedicated was the well-known philanthropist, Ralph Allen, immortalized by Pope " Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame." Not only would Allen seem to have been a benefactor to Fielding in the days of his urgent distress,...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 pages
...Line 159. Give me again my hollow tree, A crust of bread, and liberty. Satire vi. Book ii. Line 220. Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. Epilogue to the Satires. Dialogue i. Line 136. To Berkeley every virtue under heaven. Epilogue to the Satires. Dialogue ii....
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