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" Poets, like painters, thus, unskill'd to trace The naked nature and 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... "
Poetical Works - Страница 11
по Alexander Pope - 1808
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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...

Dramatic and Prose Miscellanies: Lucianus redivivus: or, Dialogues ...

Andrew Becket - 1838
...should * See an Essay in the Transactions of the Society at Manchester, f See BESTTIE on " Poetry." J True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. — POPE. observe to you, has advanced some very ingenious and candid remarks touching resemblances...

Dramatic and Prose Miscellanies: Lucianus redivivus: or, Dialogues ...

Andrew Becket - 1838
...should * See an Essay in the Transactions of the Society at Manchester. f See BEATTIE on " Poetry." J True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, "What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. — POPE. observe to you, has advanced some very ingenious and candid remarks touching resemblances...

The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by H.F. Cary, with a biogr. notice ...

Alexander Pope - 1839
...nothing's just or fit ; One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets, like painters, thus, unskill'd worn he had bewitch 41 me to him, If e'er I slept, I dream'd drcss'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd ; Something, whose truth, convinced at...

Portfolio of an Artist

Rembrandt Peale - 1839 - 263 страници
...nothing's just or fit ; One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets, like painters, thus, unskilled to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With...their want of art. True wit is nature to advantage dressed, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed ; Something, whose truth convinced at sight...

Literary Leaves, Том 2

David Lester Richardson - 1840
...a deficiency of skill in the higher departments of his art. " Poets, like painters, when unskilled to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With...part, And hide with ornaments their want of art." In fact it cannot be denied, that resplendent imagery too often forms the -ground- work of his productions,...

Literary Leaves; Or, Prose and Verse Chiefly Written in India, Том 2

David Lester Richardson - 1840
...a deficiency of skill in the higher departments of his art. " Poets, like painters, when unskilled to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With...part, And hide with ornaments their want of art." In fact it cannot be denied, that resplendent imagery too often forms the ground-work of his productions,...

Literary Leaves; Or, Prose and Verse Chiefly Written in India, Том 2

David Lester Richardson - 1840
...a deficiency of skill in the higher departments of his art. " Poets, like painters, when unskilled to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With...part, And hide with ornaments their want of art." lishment. His characters are lay figures, on which to hang the most gorgeously bespangled garments....

Principles of Eloquence

John Siffrein Maury - 1842
...everything 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...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 more sweetly recommend...

Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Author of Evelina Cecilia, &c: 1781 to ...

Fanny Burney - 1842
...victory and superiority ! The sum of the dispute was this. Wit being talked of, Mr. Pepys repeated, — " True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd." " That, sir," cried Dr. Johnson, " is a definition both false and foolish. Let wit be dressed how it...




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