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" In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ... - Page 54
by Alexander Pope - 1808 - 651 pages
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1812 - 230 pages
...fine gentleman wore yesterday ; 330 \ And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires in their doublets drest. In words as fashions the...new or old : Be not the first by whom the new are try'd, 335 Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. But most by numbers judge a poet's song, And smooth...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1812 - 348 pages
...fine gentleman wore yesterday ; 330 And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires, in their doublets drest. In words, as fashions, the...new, or old : Be not the first by whom the new are try'd, 335 Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. But most by numbers judge a poet's song, And smooth...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the Principal ...

Henry Kett - Best books - 1812 - 500 pages
...and they seldom long survive the occasion that gave them birth. In words, as fashions, the same nile will hold, Alike fantastic, if too new or old. Be not the first by whom the new aretry'd, Nor y»t the last to lay the old aside. Pope's Essay on Criticism. VOL. I. H We cannot...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 41

British poets - 1822 - 276 pages
...at best, What the fine gentleman wore yesterday; As apes our grandsires in their doublets dress'd. In words as fashions the same rule will hold, Alike...the last to lay the old aside. But most by numbers judge a poet's song, And smooth or rough, with them, is right or wrong: In the bright Muse though thousand...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1822 - 428 pages
...fine gentleman wore yesterday ; 330 And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires, in their doublets drest, In words, as fashions, the...rule will hold ; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old : NOTES. verse, where the thought or image does not support it, differs in nothing from prose. Our...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1822 - 426 pages
...fine gentleman wore yesterday ; 330 And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires, in their doublets drest, In words, as fashions, the...will hold ; / Alike fantastic, if too new, or old : NOTES. verse, where the thought or image does not support it, differs in hothing from prose. Our...
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The North American Review, Volume 14

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - American fiction - 1822 - 488 pages
...mother tongue, while a general regard is paid to the precept expressed in the following couplet. ' Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old asid«.' ART. VIII. — Oeuvres inedites de Madame la Baronne de Stael, pubHees par son Jils. 3...
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An English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the ..., Volume 1

Lindley Murray - English language - 1823 - 716 pages
...observe a happy medium between too great, and too little reverence for the usages of ancient times. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike...whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. Pope'i Essay on Criticism. See the observations on this subject, pages 29, 30, and 58, 59....
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The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation

John Pierpont - Recitations - 1823 - 492 pages
...garbs, with country, town, and court. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastick, if too new or old: Be not the first by whom the new...the last to lay the old aside. But most by numbers judge a poet's song; And smooth or rough, with them, is right or wrong. In the bright Muse though thousand...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: With Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - English literature - 1824 - 400 pages
...fine gentleman wore yesterday ; 330* And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires, in their doublets drest. In words, as fashions, the...new, or old : Be not the first by whom the new are try'd, 335 Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. NOTES. verse, where the thought or image does not...
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