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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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La Belle Assemblée, Tom 5

1808
...grace, With gold and jewels euvcr cv'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit U Nature to advantage dress'd ; What oft was thought,...find, That gives us back the image of our mind. As shade s more sweetly recommend the light, So modest plainness sets off sprightly wit. Tor works may...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1808 - Liczba stron: 651
...trace The naked nature, and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, And hide with ornaments their want of art* True wit is nature to...but ne'er so well express'd; Something, whose truth eonvinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. As shades more sweetly recommend...
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An Essay on Light Reading: As it May be Supposed to Influence Moral Conduct ...

Edward Mangin - 1808 - Liczba stron: 213
...the author has introduced a couplet from the writings of Pope, which bears rather hard on himself: " True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd.'* . Now, although there may be much nature in the characters (as Fielding has drawn them) of ostlers,...
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An Essay on Light Reading: As it May be Supposed to Influence Moral Conduct ...

Edward Mangin - 1808 - Liczba stron: 213
...author has introduced a couplet from the writings of Pope, .which bears rather hard on himself: ". True. wit is Nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd.*7 Now, although there may be much nature in the characters (as Fielding has drawn them)...
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Specimens of the British poets, Tom 2

British poets - 1809
...every part, -And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is nature to advantage dress' d, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd; Something...mind. 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...
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Elegant Extracts, Tomy 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - 1809
...What oft was I bought, but ne'er so well cxpress'd, Siinelhing,whosi- truth convinc'd alight wefind, That gives us back the image of our mind. As shades more sweetly recommend the, light, ,N> modest plainnes., sets ofV sprightly wit. Fur works mavlMvc more wit than does 'em good, A' bodies...
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Dialogues Concerning Eloquence in General: And, Particularly that Kind which ...

François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon - 1810 - Liczba stron: 174
...pretty, sparkling, quaint thoughts that do not tend to one of these ends, are only witty conceits. * True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft...our mind. As shades more sweetly recommend the light ; So modest plainness sets off sprightly wit. For works may have more wit than does them good ; As...
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Poems

Joseph Addison - 1810 - Liczba stron: 597
...trace the naked nature and the living grace, with gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, 295 and hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is nature to...something whose truth convinc'd at sight we find, that give us back the image of our mind. 300 As shades more sweetly recommend the light, so modest plainness...
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Poems by Cowley, Waller, Butler, Denham, Dryden, and Pomfret, Wydania 77-79

Abraham Cowley - 1810 - Liczba stron: 220
...trace the naked nature and the living grace, with gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, 295 and hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is nature to...something whose truth convinc'd at sight we find, that give us back the image of our mind. 300 As shades more sweetly recommend the light, so modest plainness...
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Broome, Pope, Pitt, Thomson

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...trace The naked nature, and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is Nature to...What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd ; 298 Something, whose truth convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind....
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