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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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Cowper: The task, with Tirocinium, and selections from the minor poems, A.D ...

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...

The Church Quarterly Review, Том 48

Arthur Cayley Headlam - 1899
...been so long obscured. Lines such as these of Pope's, 1 Coleridge, Lectures on Shakespeare, p. 224. ' 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 the mind' — lines...

POPE, SELECTED POEMS; THE ESSAY ON CRITICISM; THE MORAL ESSAYS; THE DUNCIAD

THOMAS ARNOLD - 1876
...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 As...

Why We Laugh

Samuel Sullivan Cox - 1876 - 381 страници
...will be abundantly shown in subsequent chapters. IX. SOUTHERN HUMORS— LEGISLATIVE AND OTHERWISE. " True wit is nature to advantage dress'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd." POPE. IN the South and South-west there was a company of men who, like Henry Clay, impressed their...

Alexander Pope: Ein beitrag zur literaturgeschichte des achtzehnten ...

Albrecht Deetz - 1876 - 180 страници
...Orakelsprüche gehalten haben, da er ihnen eine so weitdeutige Erklärung unterschiebt V True wit is uature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. Hätte Herr Schlosser folgende Verse desselben Gedichtes gekannt, so würde er wohl auf andere Gedanken...

Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations

G.W. Carleton & Co - 1877 - 340 страници
...POPE, Epitaph on Gay. — They have a plentiful lack of WIT. SHAKESPERE, HaтЫ, act ii. sc. 2. — True WIT is nature to advantage dress'd. What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. POPE, Essay on Criticism, part ii. L 97. — We grant, although he had much WIT, He was very shy of...

Who Wrote It?: A Dictionary of Common Poetical Quotations in the English ...

Where, Who - 1878 - 175 страници
...from little causes spring. ANON. True as the dial to the sun.1 BUTLER, Hudibras, pt. iii. canto ii. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. POPE, An Essay on Criticism. Turned to a tory in his elbow chair. HAYLEY, The Triwm/phs of Temper....

Forum: A Journal for the Teacher of English Outside the United ..., Томове 21–22

1983
...of a country without having control over the language of that country. Pope's famous couplet runs: True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd. What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. And Hudson, in his popular book An Introduction to the Study of Literature, writes, "Literature is...

Mind, Modality, Meaning, and Method

Richard M. Martin - 1983 - 225 страници
...the Algebra of Relations and Their Affiliates (Logic without Connectives. Variables. or Quantifiers) "True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd; Something whose truth convinc'd we find. That gives us back the image of our mind." Pope Of all areas...
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The Languages of Creativity: Models, Problem-solving, Discourse

Mark Amsler - 1986 - 206 страници
...are converging toward similar concepts. This effect of style may be likened to Pope's comment on wit: True wit is nature to advantage dress'd. What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. The importance of style in poetry is clear and reflects not only the conventions of the poet's time...
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