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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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An English Grammar, Книга 2

George Payn Quackenbos - 1869 - 288 страници
...verse in which there is a correspondence of sound in the last syllables of two or more lines ; as, " True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd." 748. Blank Verse is metrical language without rhyme ; as, "Shall we serve Heaven With less respect...

The poetical works of Alexander Pope, ed. with notes and intr. memoir by A.W ...

Alexander Pope - 1869
...the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art1. 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...

Class-book of English Poetry from Chaucer to Tennyson

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1870 - 597 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 ; As shades...

The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With memoir, critical diss., and ...

Alexander Pope - 1872
...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. 300...

Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 страници
...thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be.1 Part ii. Line 53. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. Part ii. Line 97. Words are like leaves ; and where they most ahound, Much fruit of sense beneath is...

The task, with intr. and notes by F. Storr, Брой 710

William Cowper - 1874
...and therefore one art naturally resorts to the other for terms and illustrations. Quote parallels. " True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed Something whose truth convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our...

Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 страници
...thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be.1 Part ii. Line 53. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. Part ii. Line 97. Words are like leaves ; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is...

COWPER

HENRY THOMAS GRIFFITH - 1875
...Spanish Fryer, ii. 2 : I. 286. Cp. Bk. iii. 559. II. 290-3. Cp. Pope's Essay on Grit., ii. 297 : * 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.' \ 11....

The Dublin Review, Том 25; Том 77

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1875
...refinement. True wit, Mr. Cavanagh should remember, derives all its force from beauty of expression : — " True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd." And when a writer makes use of wit as a weapon against an opponent, he should bear in mind that it...

The task; Tirocinium, etc

William Cowper - 1875
...none but madmen know.' I. 286. Cp. Bk. iii. 559. II. 290-3. Cp. Pope's Essay on Crit., ii. 297 : ' 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...




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