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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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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Том 2

John Timbs - 1829
...from nature ennobles art; an epithet or metaphor drawn from art degrades nature. — Johnson. CCCXXIX. 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. As shades...

Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., Том 2

Laconics - 1829
...from nature ennobles art; an epithet or metaphor drawn from art degrades nature.—Johnson. CCCXXIX. 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. As shades...

The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1830 - 442 страници
...the living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. «, For writing ; Something, whose truth convinced at sight we find ; That gives us back the image of our mind. 300...

The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to the ..., Том 2

James Boswell - 1831
...for wit of all kinds too; not merely that power of language which Pope chorees to denominate wit: " True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd;" but surprising allusions, brilliant sallies of vivacity, and pleasant conceits. His tpeeches in parliament...

Lectures on Systematic Theology and Pulpit Eloquence

George Campbell - 1832 - 302 страници
...consists not only in giving clear, convincing proofs ; but likewise in the art of moving the passions. Now "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. As shades...

The Methodist Review, Том 4; Том 15

1833
...thing that can move and animate the passions." (Ibid. dial, ii, p. 54.) Pope justly observes: — " True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd ; Something, whose truth convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. As shades...

A treatise on happiness [by J. Flamank].

James Flamank - 1833
...definition of wit is not sufficiently comprehensive, though it is correct as far as it goes : — " True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd ; Something, whose truth, convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind." Dr....

The works of Alexander Pope; with a memoir of the author, notes [&c ..., Том 2

Alexander Pope - 1835
...living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, 295 And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd ; Something, whose truth convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. 300...

The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural ..., Томове 5–6

1836
...the most essential distinction in modern literature ; for, as our modern Horace justly remarks — " True wit is nature to advantage dress'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. Verbal affluence depends less upon a knowledge of primary words than of compounds and synonyms. A very...

The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq., to which is Prefixed the ..., Том 1

Alexander Pope - 1836
...the living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well exprew'd ; . Something, whose truth convinced at sight we find ; That gives us back the image...




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