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" And value books, as women men, for dress: Their praise is still, — the style is excellent; The sense, they humbly take upon content. Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found... "
Poems by Cowley, Waller, Butler, Denham, Dryden, and Pomfret - Page 21
by Abraham Cowley - 1810 - 220 lehte
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed, a Life of the ...

Alexander Pope - 1846 - 328 lehte
...does them good, As bodies perish through excess of blood. Others for language all their care express, And value books, as women men, for dress : Their praise...excellent ; The sense, they humbly take upon content, j Words are like leaves ; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found....
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Introduction to American Literature: Or, The Origin and Development of the ...

Eliphalet L. Rice - 1846 - 432 lehte
...dress : Their praise Is slill — the style is excellent ; The sense they humbly"take upon consent. Words are like leaves ; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. POP*. Language, It is true, is an art, and a glorious one ; its influence extends over all others,...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., 2. köide

Alexander Pope - 1847 - 488 lehte
...been said before." — Johnson. Ver. 302. modest plainness] Xenophon in Greek, and Caesar in Latin, Their praise is still, — The Style is excellent...found : 310 False eloquence, like the prismatic glass, Its gaudy colours spreads on ev'ry place ; The face of Nature we no more survey, All glares alike,...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1172 lehte
...Something whose truth convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. (Fr. II) 38 L-2; NOBW; NoP; OAEL-2; PoE; PoEL-5; Son 11 Mark where the pressing wind shoots javelin-like It (Fr. II) 39 Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. (Fr....
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The Quantum Dice

L.I Ponomarev, I.V Kurchatov - 1993 - 264 lehte
...it supplies a believer with a soft pillow from which he is not so easily aroused. Let him sleep..." Words are like leaves; And where they most abound, Much fruit of sense Beneath is rarely found. Alexander Pope When you have no basis for argument, abuse the plaintiff. Cicero of dice that lies behind...
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Writing Broadcast News: Shorter, Sharper, Stronger

Mervin Block - 1997 - 332 lehte
...GEORGES DE BUFFON "Montesquieu had the style of a genius; Buffon, the genius of style." BARON GRIMM "Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found." ALEXANDER POPE "A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art." ARISTOTLE...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 260 lehte
...language all their care express, And value books, as women men, for dress: Their praise is still,—the style is excellent: The sense, they humbly take upon...found. 310 False eloquence, like the prismatic glass, Its gaudy colours spreads on every place; The face of nature we no more survey, All glares alike, without...
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Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy

Henry H. Bauer - 1999 - 372 lehte
...is most needed, after all, when questions remain open. PART II An Analysis of the Velikovsky Affair Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. — Alexander Pope Is Velikovsky Right or Wrong? Now, who shall arbitrate? Ten men love what I hate...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - 2000 - 604 lehte
...century, 'Cicero', in Lives (trans. AH Clough) 29:50 Others for Language all their care express, / And value books, as women men, for Dress: / Their...abound, / Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. Alexander Pope, 1711, 'An Essay on Criticism', 305 29:51 [conversation with a courtier] Thus others'...
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Modern Poetry and the Idea of Language: A Critical and Historical Study

Gerald L. Bruns - 2001 - 314 lehte
...by comparing two passages, Pope's couplet from the Essay on Criticism, which we have already quoted: Words are like Leaves; and where they most abound, Much Fruit of Sense beneath is rarely found and a portion of one of Coleridge's letters to Godwin: Is thinking impossible without arbitrary signs?...
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