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" Besides, a fate attends on all I write, That when I aim at praise they say I bite. A vile encomium doubly ridicules : There's nothing blackens like the ink of fools. If true, a woful likeness ; and, if lies, ' Praise undeserv'd is scandal in disguise. "
The Works of Alexander Pope: Satires, &c - Page 157
by Alexander Pope - 1751
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The First Epistle of the Second Book of Horace, Imitated

Alexander Pope - Epistolary poetry, English - 1737 - 23 pages
...Throne — * * * But Verfe alas ! your Majefty difdains $ And I'm not us'd to Panegyric, ftrains : The Zeal of Fools offends at any time, But moft of all, the Zeal of Fools in ryme. Befides, a fate attends on all I write, That when I aim at praife, they fay I bite. 39 A vile...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1738
...Majeftas recipit tua, nec meus audet Jifm tentare judor, quern vires ferre recuftmt. The Zeal of 1 3 1 Fools offends at any time, But moft of all, the Zeal of Fools in ryme. Befides, a fate attends on all I write, That when I aim at praife, they fay 1 3 2 I bite. A vile...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Satires, &c

Alexander Pope - 1751
...Et piper, et qiiicquid chartis amicitur ineptis. The Zeal of l Fools offends at any time, But mofl of all, the Zeal of Fools in rhyme. Befides, a fate...on all I write, That when I aim at praife, they fay m I bite. A vile n Encomium doubly ridicules : 410 There's nothing blackens like the ink of fools....
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 4

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1751
...vicum vendentem thus et odores, Et piper, et quicquid chartis amicitur ineptis. Ep. I. OF HORACE. 157 The Zeal of ' Fools offends at any time, But moft of all, the Zeal of Fools in rhyme. Betides, a fate attends on all I write, That when I aim at praife, they fay ro I bite. A vile n Encomium...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: Satires, &c

Alexander Pope - 1752
...porredtus aperta, Defcrar in vicum vendentem thus et odores, Et piper, et quicquid chartis amidtur ineptis. Befides, a fate attends on all I write, That when I aim at praife, they fay m I bite. A vile n Encomium doubly ridicules : 410 There's nothing blackens like the ink of fools....
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ..., Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1754
...Throne-— But k Verfe, alas ! your Majefty difdains ; And I'm not us'd to Panegyric ftrains : 405 The Zeal of ' Fools offends at any time, But moft...on all I write, That when I aim at praife, they fay MI bite. A vile n Encomium doubly ridicules: 410 There's nothing blackens like the ink of fools. for...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 4

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1760
...fancy, or the ill judgment of the ufer. The ooe is juft as eafy to do ///, and as Ep.I. OF HORACE. 197 The Zeal of ' Fools offends at any time, But moft...on all I write, That when I aim at praife, they fay m I bite. A vile " Encomium doubly ridicules : 410 There's nothing blackens like the ink of fools....
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Moral essays, satires, &c

Alexander Pope - 1777 - 195 pages
...tremble at your throne — But Verfe, alas ! your Majcfty difdains; And I'm not us'd to Panegyric (bains: The Zeal of fools offends at any time, But moft of...they fay I bite. A vile Encomium doubly ridicules : There's nothing blackens like the ink of fools. If true, a woful likenefs ; and if lyes, " Praife...
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The Works of the English Poets, Volume 33

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...Throne — But k Verfe, alas ! your Majefty difdains ; And I'm not us'd to Panegyric ftrains : 405 The Zeal of ' Fools offends at any time, But moft...on all I write, That when I aim at praife, they fay m I bite. A vile n Encomium doubly ridicules : 4.10 There's nothing blackens like the ink of fools....
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The Works of the English Poets: Pope

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...Throne — But k Verfe, alas ! your Majefty difdains ; And I'm not us'd to Panegyric ftrains : 405 The Zeal of ' Fools offends at any time, But moft of all, the Zeal of Fools in rhyme. Bef:des, a fate attends on all I write, That when I aim at praife, they fay m I bite. A vile n Encomium...
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