Words of Wisdom:

"And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand." - Majora

Essays on Charm Strikes The Sight And Merit Wins The Soul

  1. Comparison Of Pope And Swift
    says that "Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul." Keener sums up Pope's point here in saying "Optimistically...
  2. The Significance Of Clarissa
    poem: "Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; / Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul" (V, 33-34). These two lines not only represent the ending...
  3. The Rape Of The Lock
     a billet-doux; 119  Wounds, charms, and ardors were no  ... early taint the female soul, 88   Instruct the  ... 25   Seem'd to her ear his winning lips to lay, 26   And...
  4. Analysis Of The Rape Of The Lock
    s speech with, "Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may role; Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul" (Pope, 5. 33-34). With that final statement, Pope was...
  5. Gender Dialectic And Myth Of Passive Womanhood In Rape Of The Lock
    ; Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul While the comment strikes a stinging chord with Belinda, the court does not find merit in...