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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 Downside magazine and monthly miscellany

Downside sch - 1844 - 384 pages
...this feeling, and, while endeavouring to do this, they stifle their own good sense and reason. " Be not the first by •whom the new are tried, " "Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. " is Pope's rule in the choice of language, and this leads us to the Consideration of the...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1847 - 488 pages
...— Warton. Ver. 328. Unlucky, as Fungoso, $c.] See Ben Jonson's Every Man out of his Humour. — P. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike...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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A dictionary of the English language

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1847 - 490 pages
...follow our own recommendation in ihn respect : In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, A like fantastic if too new or old . Be not the first by whom the new are tried, - or yet the laat to lay the old aside. — POPB. t Except in Greek and foreign-- words, as system,...
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Analytical Grammar of the English Language, Embracing the Introductive and ...

Dyer Hook Sanborn - English language - 1848 - 300 pages
...moral, sensible, and well-bred man will notaffrontme, and no other can." — cowper. " In words as in fashions, the same rule will hold, alike fantastic,...whom the new are tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside."— pope. PART II. ETYMOLOGY. When a scholar commences the study of Grammar, it is intended...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 646 pages
...the fine gentleman wore yesterday ; And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires, in their doublets drest. In words, as fashions, the...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 i : In the bright Muse, though...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - English language - 1849 - 472 pages
...advice of the poet with regard to both the before-mentioned sorts of barbarism is extremely good. " In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold —...whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside."* PART III. By the Use of Good Words new-modelled. The third species of barbarism is that...
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The Poetry and Poets of Britain: From Chaucer to Tennyson ; with ...

Daniel Scrymgeour - English poetry - 1850 - 596 pages
...moderns in their sense ; * • * * ' In words, as fashions, the same rnle will hold ; Alike fantastie, if too new, or old : Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. Bnt most by nnmbers jndge a poet's song, And smooth or rongh, with them, is right or wrong...
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The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1851 - 1502 pages
...history. An obsolete word can be used in poetry when it can not be in prose. Pope's rule is a good one : " In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike...fantastic if too new or old ; Be not the first by whom the new is tried, Ncr yet the last to lay the old aside." RULE IV. — When the usage is divided as to...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852 - 458 pages
...yesterday ; And but so mimic ancient wits at best, 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...
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Studies from the English Poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 570 pages
...yesterday ; 130 And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires in their doublets dressed. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike fantastic, if too new or old: JBe not the first by whom the new are tried, 135 Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. But most by...
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