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" Pretty! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. "
The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions, and ... - Page 12
by Alexander Pope - 1754
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Maids of honour [signed Frank Ranelagh].

Robert Folkestone Williams - 1845
...IN AMBER. Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things we know are neither rich nor rare. But wonder how the devil they got there. FOFE. WE must now beg the reader to follow us from the King of England's cabinet, to the dressing-room...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., 4. köide

Alexander Pope - 1847
...brings them forward, has both attacked Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! 170 The things, we know,...nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. NOTES. others and been attacked himself, with a degree of asperity and virulence not exceeded by any...
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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron: Complete in One Volume

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1847 - 827 lehte
...Lepldus" of this poetical triumvirate. I am only surprised to see him In such good company. " Such things, we know, are neither rich nor rare. But wonder how the devil he came there." The trio are well defined in the sixth proposition of Euclid : " Because, in the triangles...
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Lectures on Painting

James Barry, John Opie, Henry Fuseli - 1848 - 567 lehte
...obtruded on the spectator, on the most solemn occasions, as the principal objects in the piece ! ! ! " The things we know are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there!" 'With all these defects, such are the powers displayed in - their works, that many of those of a confessedly...
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Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases ..., 1. köide

John Russell Bartlett - 1848 - 412 lehte
...; a term for mischief. — Johnson. In these several senses the word is used in the United States. The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare ; But wonder how the devil they got there ? — Pope. The devil was well, the devil a monk was he ! — A Prorerb. A war of profit mitigates...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1848
...Shakspeare's name. Pretty ! in amher to ohserve the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or gruhs, or worms ! The things we know are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. The hard whom pilfer'd pastorals renown, Who turns a Persian tale for half a crown ; Just writes to...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 392 lehte
...Shakspeare's name. Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But...how the devil they got there. Were others angry : I excused them too ; Well might they rage, I gave them but their due. A man's true merit 'tis not hard...
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Notes and Queries

1900
...And wonders how the devil ho durst come there. Dryden, Prologue to ' The Husband hie own Cuckold.' The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. Pope, Prologue to the ' Satires." 7. So fierce they flashed intolerable day. Dryden, ' Palamon and...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1849
...Pretty in amber to observe the forms Of grubs, »nd flies, and sticks, and straws, and worms; Such things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder, how the mischief, they got there." Just so the bit of turf painted by Harvey. It is, certainly, a concisely-rendered...
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Rejected Addresses, Or, The New Theatrum Poetarum

James Smith, Horace Smith - 1851 - 193 lehte
...their natural date of extinction, if they chance to be preserved in amber, or any similar substance. The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare — But wonder how the devil they got there ! — POPE . With the natural affection of parents for the offspring of their own brains, we ventured...
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