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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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Poetical Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1860
...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 exoreu'd Something, whose truth convinced at sight we find ; That gives us back the image or our...

An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...in wit has been profuse, Want as much more, to turn it to its use. POPE. — On Criticism, Line 80. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. POPE. — Line 207. Wit and judgment often are at strife, Though meant each other's aid, like man and...

The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Том 2

Alexander Pope - 1863
...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 convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. As shades...

Notes and Queries

1864
...the subject." Very similar to this is the definition given by Pope, in his Essay on Criticism : — " True Wit is Nature to advantage dress'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd." PH TEBPOLPBS. Among the thousand examples that may be brought for the use of this word in the sense...

The British Poets, Том 2

1866
...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 convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. As shades...

Repetition and reading book, selections by C. Bilton

Charles Bilton - 1866
...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 express'd ; Something, whose truth convinc'd at sight we Bud, That gives us back the image of our mind ; As shades...

The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

1867
...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. As...

The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 526 страници
...poem was so violent as to resemble the production of a lunatic. See Dunciad, Book I., line 106, note. 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...

A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 715 страници
...Pleas'd with a work where nothing's just or fit ; One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Pope, EC 289. 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. Pope,...

Roses and Holly: A Gift-book for All the Year

1867 - 146 страници
...believes his own. A little learning is a dangerous thing ! Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. Words are like leaves ; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. Envy...




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