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" True wit is nature to advantage dress'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd ; Something, whose truth convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. "
The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art - Страница 76
1854
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Capricon Rhyming Dictionary: (aid to Rhyme)

Bessie G. Redfield - 1986 - 315 страници
...consisting of five lines. closed couplet: a couplet whose sense is completed within its two lines. Example: True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. consonance: the use of and identical pattern of consonants in different words. Example: slow, sly,...
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The Columbia Literary History of the United States

Emory Elliott - 1988 - 1263 страници
..."Wits" in the modern sense they never intended to be; nor did they believe, with Alexander Pope, that "True Wit is Nature to advantage dress'd/ What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed." Their aim was rather to use the old verse forms, the old diction, in order to convince...
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On Poe

Louis J. Budd, Edwin Harrison Cady - 1993 - 270 страници
...power of making bright and acceptable the drab, mechanic guesses of writers with an eye to reality. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. The Refrain in Poe's Poetry Anthony Caputi EDGAR ALLAN POE'S use of the refrain constitutes a valuable...
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Dictionary of Quotations in Communications

Lilless McPherson Shilling, Linda K. Fuller - 1997 - 315 страници
...is never blotchy and bloated. It rises supreme by virtue of its natural beauty. Petronius, Satyricon True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. Alexander Pope, "An Essay on Criticism" Go ahead talking about style. You can tell where a man gets...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - 2000 - 580 страници
...just don't have the language to talk about it? Steven Pinker, 1994, The Language Instinct, Ch. 3 2:97 True Wit is Nature to advantage dress'd, / What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. Alexander Pope, 1711, 'An Essay on Criticism', 297 2:98 Expression is the dress of thought, and still...
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A New Theory for American Poetry

Angus FLETCHER - 2004 - 316 страници
...completely orthodox command that we should not "scan" God. Equally, it controls his elegance and point: True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd; What oft was thought but ne're so well express'd. The dance of the couplet depends upon the pirouette, as if in its poetic form...
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Self-Help Books: WHY AMERICANS KEEP READING THEM

Sandra K. Dolby - 2005 - 192 страници
...poem "An Essay on Criticism," Alexander Pope gives us the handy couplet that recognizes this process: True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. Some three hundred years later, writers are still eager to borrow pieces of wisdom that have already...
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