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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 R.I. Schoolmaster, Volume 12

Education - 1866 - 314 pages
...what shall we little folks do ? It may, perhaps, be better for us to follow the advice of the poet: " In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike...whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside." As we have now seen that prepositions are expressive of the relations which nouns, as the...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: Ed. by the Rev. H. F. Cary

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 520 pages
...mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires, in their doublets drest. En words, as feshions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new,...whom the new are tried Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. These equal syllables alone require, Though, oft the ear the open vowels tire;While expletives...
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The Wesleyan Sunday-school magazine [afterw.] The Wesleyan methodist Sunday ...

1867 - 454 pages
...in spelling in harmony with the general progress of the language in the past: — " In words, like fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike fantastic, if too new or old ; Be not the first by whom the new is tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside." — Museum. SCHOOL BIOGRAPHY. SAFELY FOLDED....
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 626 pages
...yesterday ; 330 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 fantastic, if too new or old : * Ben Jonson's 'Every Man out of hia Humour.' Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 474 pages
...rarely found. Part ii. Line 109. Such laboured nothings, in so strange a style. Part ii. Line 126. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike...whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. Part ii. Line 133. These equal syllables alone require, Though oft the ear the open vowels...
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The Great Depression: Delayed Recovery and Economic Change in America, 1929-1939

Michael A. Bernstein - Business & Economics - 1987 - 292 pages
...a value greater than that in the depression years. 4. Technical change during the interwar years Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. - Alexander Pope For "Schumpeterian pessimists" such as Hansen, Kalecki, and Weintraub,...
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Words of Wisdom

William Safire, Leonard Safir - Education - 1990 - 436 pages
...moral suasion you can. — Dr. Thomas Gamble (See Children, Mothers Advice, Parenthood) Fashion Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. — Alexander Pope Take great care always to be dressed like the reasonable people of your...
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A Dictionary of Literary Devices: Gradus, A-Z

Bernard Marie Dupriez - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 572 pages
...authors used and abused antithesis: it made the construction of periods easier (see period*, R2). Ex: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. A. Pope, 'An Essay on Criticism,' 2.335-6 Albalat, who gives it two chapters in La Formation...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1172 pages
...like leaves; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. (Fr. II) 39 Be w on the broad-backed wave! Here is a fitting spot to dig Love's gra old aside. (Fr. II) 40 These equal syllables alone require. Though oft the ear the open vowels tire;...
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The Columbia Guide to Standard American English

Kenneth George Wilson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1993 - 508 pages
...famous comparison of fashions in dress and other manners with fashions in language: Introduction xi In words as fashions the same rule will hold, Alike...whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. An Essay on Criticism, II. 133-136. The Columbia Guide This guide to Standard American usage...
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