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" Some to Conceit alone their taste confine, And glitt'ring thoughts struck out at ev'ry line; 290 Pleas'd with a work where nothing's just or fit; One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets like painters, thus, unskill'd to trace The naked nature and... "
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Juvenile poems - Page 104
by Alexander Pope - 1751
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The Works of Mr. Alexander Pope, 1. köide

Alexander Pope - 1717 - 468 lehte
...nothing's juft or fit; One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets like painters, thus, unskill'd to trace The naked nature and 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 drefs'd, What oft' was...
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Dialogues Concerning Education

David Fordyce - 1745 - 472 lehte
...Daubers of Nature, than a favourite Poet is to blame thofe Pretenders to Wit, who, - — ^-unskilled to trace, *The naked Nature and the living Grace, With Gold and Jewels cover every Part, And hide "with Ornaments their Want of Art. But after all, Madam, would you have Conver-....
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: Juvenile poems

Alexander Pope - 1752 - 398 lehte
...f<. ft '^ chikuufelf with Kiitifr wsi&k ;» 4 i-_fr j / vr^|V|H Poets like painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, 2 9 5 And hide with ornaments their want of art. True Wit is Nature to advantage drefs'd, What oft...
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Poems on Several Occasions

Christopher Smart - 1752 - 264 lehte
...nothing's juft or fit, One glaring chaos, and wild heap of wit. 295 Poets like painters, thus unfkill'd to trace The naked nature, and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True -f- wit is nature to advantage drefs'd, 300 What oft...
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The art of poetry on a new plan, illustrated with a great variety of ...

Art - 1762 - 290 lehte
...nothing's juft or fit ; One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. -Poets, like painters, thus un&ill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. For works may have more wit than does them good, As bodies...
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The Art of Poetry on a New Plan: Illustrated with a Great Variety of ...

John Newbery - 1762 - 292 lehte
...nothing's juft or fit ; One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets, like painters, thus unlkill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. For works may have more wit than does them good, As bodies...
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Elements of Criticism: Volume I [-II].

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1765 - 534 lehte
...in drefs or in language, ihows a mean or corrupted tafte : •_ Poets, like painters, thus unfldll'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, ;...' With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. . Pope's Effay on criticifm. No fmgle property recommends...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 592 lehte
...wit, which lie ridicules by a fimile drawn from, a fiftcr art. " Poets, like painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace ** The naked nature and the living grace, " With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, " And hide with ornaments their want of art.'* Having ridiculed the faJfe, he defcribes the nature...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Comp. from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 600 lehte
...wit, which he ridicules by a fimile drawn from a fifter art. " Poets, like painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace " The naked nature and the living grace, " With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, *' And hide with ornaments their want of art." Having ridiculed the falfe, he defcribes the nature...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ..., 1. köide

Alexander Pope - 1770 - 378 lehte
...or fit } One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets like painters, thus, unlkill'd to trace Tjie naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels...their want of art. True Wit is Nature to advantage drefe'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er fo well exprefs'd ; Something, whofe truth convinc'd at fight...
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