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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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The Living Age ..., Том 42

1854
...have fled together. Among all these subtle forms of wit, none is more anomalous than Parody ; and it would puzzle even a German critic to find out a rule...express'd," is Pope's authoritative decision ; according to Dry den, (who frankly owned that he had no comic humor in his nature) it consists in " thoughts and...

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

Alexander Pope - 1846
...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 exnress'd • Something, whose truth convinced at sight we find ; That gives us back the image...

The German Reformation of the Nineteeth Century, Or, A Sketch of the Rise ...

German correspondent of "The Continental echo.", James W. Carrington - 1846 - 469 страници
...language of many a heart, might justly be applied the words of the English poet, as being — " Wisdom to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd." But this, though somewhat, would have been all too little, had not these addresses and presents'spoken,...

The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by himself ..., Том 2

Alexander Pope - 1847
...living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry 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 ; COMMENTARY. sort of bounded capacity, which betrays itself in its judgment on the manner of the work...

Horace: with notes by C. Girdlestone and W.A. Osborne

Quintus Horatius Flaccus - 1848 - 12 страници
...mendax," " Insanientis sapientise consultas." Pope's definition of wit seems to be an instance : — " True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, , What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd." — Essay on Crit Part II.] 49. Indiciis monstrare. To designate things before undiscovered by new...

The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 392 страници
...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 express'd ; — Something, whose truth, convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind....

The Poetry and Poets of Britain: From Chaucer to Tennyson ; with ...

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1850 - 528 страници
...the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry 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 cxpress'd ; Something, whoso truth convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of...

The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Том 2

Alexander Pope - 1851
...living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. VTrue 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...

Discourses on Various Subjects: Read Before Literary and Philosophical Societies

Samuel Bailey - 1852 - 276 страници
...thoughts and words ; or, in other terms, thoughts and words elegantly adapted to the subject." So Pope, " True Wit is nature to advantage dress'd, "What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd." Dryden, however, is very inconstant in the employment of the word, and Pope, too, uses it in the most...

Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...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 express'd ; Something, whose truth convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. K 5...




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