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" As shades more sweetly recommend the light, So modest plainness sets off sprightly wit. For works may have more wit than does 'em good, As bodies perish through excess of blood. "
Obras poeticas de d. Leonor d'Almeida Portugal Lorena e Lencastre, marqueza ... - Strona 90
autor: Leonor de Almeida Portugal Lorena e Lencastre Alorna (Marquesa de) - 1844
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Contextualized Stylistics: In Honour of Peter Verdonk

Tony Bex, Michael Burke, Peter Stockwell - 2000 - Liczba stron: 278
...146. True Wit is Nature to Advantage drest. What oft was Thought, but ne'er so well Exprest. Somethmg, whose Truth convinc'd at Sight we find. That gives us back the Image of our Mind. (l1. 297-300)10 Given that these characterizations of nature appear in the same poem, they are clearly...
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Praying Twice: The Music and Words of Congregational Song

Brian A. Wren - 2000 - Liczba stron: 422
...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.27 What Pope hoped to do for*his readers, Isaac Watts aimed to do for congregations. From their...
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - 2001 - Liczba stron: 298
...Thought, but ne'er so well Exprest." But if the reader merely goes on with Pope to complete the sentence - "Something, whose Truth convinc'd at Sight we find, / That gives us back the Image of our Mind" - a deeper meaning begins to emerge, one in which learning is a form of recollection, the remembrance...
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The Difference Satire Makes: Rhetoric and Reading from Jonson to Byron

Fredric V. Bogel - 2001 - Liczba stron: 262
...speak, "already read" and require, as a result, only to be re-cognized. In consequence, the text is "Something, whose truth convinc'd at sight we find / That gives us back the image of our mind" (299-300). Such a text is scarcely "other" at all, and Pope's lines appropriately fuse truth and reader...
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Johnson, Writing, and Memory

Greg Clingham - 2002 - Liczba stron: 222
...True Wit is Nature to Advantage drest, What oft was Thought, but ne'er so well Exprest, Someth1ng, whose Truth convinc'd at Sight we find. That gives us back the Image ol our Mind. (lines 297-3oo) Johnson's criticism effectively assimilates, moralizes, and broadens Dryden's...
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Poetry: The Basics

Jeffrey Wainwright - 2004 - Liczba stron: 223
...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. But the eighteenth-century neo-classical tradition Pope represents sees poetry as at heart rhetorical:...
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Critical Pasts: Writing Criticism, Writing History

Philip Smallwood - 2004 - Liczba stron: 212
...to Advantage drest, What oft was Thought, but ne'er so well E^prcst, Something, whose Truth convmc'd at Sight we find, That gives us back the Image of our Mind. (lines 297-300)7 — but the major historians of eighteenth-century criticism cannot seem to reveal...
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A New Theory for American Poetry: Democracy, the Environment, and the Future ...

Angus FLETCHER - 2004 - Liczba stron: 316
...completely orthodox command that we should not "scan" God. Equally, it controls his elegance and point: True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd; What oft was thought but ne're so well express'd. The dance of the couplet depends upon the pirouette, as if in its poetic form...
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Self-Help Books: WHY AMERICANS KEEP READING THEM

Sandra K. Dolby - 2005 - Liczba stron: 192
...poem "An Essay on Criticism," Alexander Pope gives us the handy couplet that recognizes this process: True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. Some three hundred years later, writers are still eager to borrow pieces of wisdom that have already...
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Remembering C.S. Lewis: Recollections of Those who Knew Him

James T. Como - 2005 - Liczba stron: 509
...appeal is expressed by these lines from Pope in An Essay in Criticism. Something, whose truth convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. Yet, as appropriate as they are in so many ways, I have thought again. In writing about his beloved...
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