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" True wit is nature to advantage dressed, — What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed; Something whose truth convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. "
An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, L.L.D... - Сторінка 351
автори: Sir William Forbes - 1806 - 559 стор.
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An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D. Late ..., Том 2

Sir William Forbes - 1807 - 388 стор.
...thought in different language will disgust or delight us. So just is the axiom of Pope, — " True wit,* is nature to advantage dressed ; " What oft was thought,...Bryant on the ' Rowleyan Controversy,' and that Dean Milles had published a pompous quarto edition of the author. Both these gentlemen have been completely...
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An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie: Including Many ..., Том 2

Sir William Forbes - 1807
...language will disgust or delight us. So just is the axiom of Pope, — " True wit,* is nature to adrantage dressed ; " What oft was thought, but ne'er so well...in a former letter, that I had seen Bryant on the ' Rowley an Controversy,' and that Dean Milles had published a pompous quarto edition of the author....
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The London University Magazine, Том 1

1829
...the vulgar opinion, with respect to style and the very nature of language. The poet says, " True wit is nature to advantage dressed, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed." The critic cavils at this, and says, it is to degrade wit thus to define it, making...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - 1832 - 882 стор.
...critic lays, For not to know some trifles is a praise. [From An Essay on Criticism.] WIT. TKUE wit is nature to advantage dressed ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed : Something, whose truth, convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of...
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Memoirs of the life of ... sir James Mackintosh [extr. from letters ..., Том 2

sir James Mackintosh - 1835
...modern sense of ludicrous fancy, I cannot tell. It must have been after Pope's definition — ' True wit is nature to advantage dressed, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed.' By the way, was there ever a stronger instance than this of the second verse of a...
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American Quarterly Review, Том 17

1835
...akin—one whose originality of style is constantly reminding us of that fine saying of Pope— " True wit is Nature to advantage dressed, What oft was thought but ne'er so well expressed;" one, in short, who thinks with the common sense of mankind, and writes with a power...
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The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling, Том 1

Henry Fielding, Thomas Roscoe - 1836
...the same metaphor, consists in the cookery of the author ; for, as Mr. Pope tells us, — " True wit is Nature to advantage dressed : What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed." The same animal which hath the honour to have some Eart of his ftesh eaten at the...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir James Mackintosh, Том 2

Sir James Mackintosh - 1836
...modern sense of ludicrous fancy, I cannot tell. It must have been after Pope's definition — True wit is nature to advantage dressed, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed. " llth. — Read a curious old life of Sir T. More, just published from a MS. at Lambeth,...
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Gems of genius; or, Words of the wise: a collection of the most pointed ...

Andrew Steinmetz - 1838
...sometimes behind a cloud retired Breaks out again, and is by all admired. 53. Buckingham on Poet. True wit is nature to advantage dressed What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed; Something whose truth, convinced, at sight we find That gives us back the image of...
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Portfolio of an Artist

Rembrandt Peale - 1839 - 263 стор.
...living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is nature to advantage dressed, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed ; Something, whose truth convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of...
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