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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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Diary and Letters, Том 2

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...

Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Том 1

Fanny Burney - 1842
...abruptly withdrew. 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 expresa'd." " That, sir," cried Dr. Johnson, " is a definition both false and foolish. Let wit...

The Eclectic Review, Том 14; Том 78

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1843
...almost all writing that is graceful and pleasing, and is peculiarly applicable to the present volume. ' True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd.' Or, to take another quotation from one of our older poets ; f which, however, is still more happily...

History of the Eighteenth Century and of the Nineteenth Till the ..., Том 1

Friedrich Christoph Schlosser - 1843
...accustomed to conventional ornaments, according to which pure and noble nature, in order to * L. 297, 298. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd. What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. 482. Our sons their fathers' failing language see. And such as Chaucer's is, shall Dryden's be. appear...

The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1843
...almost all writing that is graceful and pleasing, and is peculiarly cipplicable to the present volume. ' True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd.' Or, to take another quotation from one of our older poets; f which, however, is still more happily...

History of the Eighteenth Century and of the Nineteenth Till the ..., Том 1

Friedrich Christoph Schlosser - 1843
...accustomed to conventional ornaments, according to which pure and noble nature, in order to * L. 297, 298. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd. What oft was thought, but ne'er so well exprcss'd. 482. Our sons their fathers' failing language see, And such as Chaucer's is, shall...

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...so well express'd; Something whose truth convinc'd we find. That gives us back the image of our mind." Pope Of all areas of modern logic, one of the most...
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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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Capricon Rhyming Dictionary: (aid to Rhyme)

Bessie G. Redfield - 1986 - 315 страници
...consisting of five lines. closed couplet: a couplet whose sense is completed within its two lines. Example: True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. consonance: the use of and identical pattern of consonants in different words. Example: slow, sly,...
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