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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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Bell's Edition, 75–76. köide

John Bell - 1796 - 524 lehte
...nothuig'sjust or fit, One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Pcets, like painters, thus unskill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With...their want of art/ True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'rf ; Something whose truth, convinc'd at...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Four Volumes Complete. With His Last ...

Alexander Pope - 1778 - 410 lehte
...or fit j One glaring Ghaos and wild teap of wit. Poets like painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace 29$ 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 thought,...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical ..., 32. köide,lk 1

Samuel Johnson - 1779 - 406 lehte
...nothing 's juft or fit ; One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets like painters, thus unflcill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, z95 And hide with ornaments their want of art. '. ' . True Wit is Nature to advantage drefs'd,...
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The Beauties of Pope: Consisting of Selections from His Poetical and Prose Works

Alexander Pope - 1783 - 322 lehte
...nothing's juft or fit, One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. 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 Wit is Nature to advantage drefs'd, Wkat oft was thought,...
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Harrison's British Classicks, 7. köide

1786 - 636 lehte
...AJuftly-a.lmired poet of our own times, fpeaking in reference to his «rt, tells us, that . Тпзе wit is nature to advantage drefs'd; What oft was thought, but ne'er fowell exprcfs d. • The fame, it is prefumed, may be faid of alrncit every kind of wilting. Europe...
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Werken van de Maetschappy der Nederlandsche Letterkunde te Leyden

Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde te Leiden - 1788 - 376 lehte
...jujl or fit i One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets like painters r thus, unskilTd to trate The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry fart, And hid» with ornaments their want of artTrue Wit is Nature to advantage dtefs'd, What oft war...
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Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining, in Poetry, 1. köide

Vicesimus Knox - 1791 - 966 lehte
...nothing's juft or fit; One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets, like painters, thus, unlkill'd eir happinefs ; But mutual wants this hjppinufs incrcafe ; AJ1 nature's diiT'rence ke- And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is Nature to advantage drcfs'd ; What oft was thought,...
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The Poems, of the Late Christopher Smart, ... Consisting of His Prize Poems ...

Christopher Smart - 1791 - 282 lehte
...nothing's juft or fit, One glaring chaos, and wild heap of wit^ 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 i' nature to advantage drefs'd, What oft was...
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Elegant Extracts; Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry ..., 1. köide

Vicesimus Knox - 1791 - 510 lehte
...nothing's juft or fit ; Ont glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. . 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 wit is Nature to advantage drcfs'd ; What oft was thought,...
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Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure, 94. köide

1794 - 524 lehte
...principles, if it is obliged to regard the negligences and defecb of great writers with filent revjrence. True Wit is Nature to advantage drefs'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er ib well exprcfs'd ; Something, whole truth convinc'il at fight we nnd, That give us back the \mi¡:...
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