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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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Dramatic and Prose Miscellanies: Lucianus redivivus: or, Dialogues ...

Andrew Becket - 1838
...should * See an Essay in the Transactions of the Society at Manchester. f See BEATTIE on " Poetry." J True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, "What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. — POPE. observe to you, has advanced some very ingenious and candid remarks touching resemblances...
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Dramatic and Prose Miscellanies: Lucianus redivivus: or, Dialogues ...

Andrew Becket - 1838
...should * See an Essay in the Transactions of the Society at Manchester, f See BESTTIE on " Poetry." J True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. — POPE. observe to you, has advanced some very ingenious and candid remarks touching resemblances...
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Gems of genius; or, Words of the wise: a collection of the most pointed ...

Andrew Steinmetz - 1838
...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. Pope. 54. Strange as it may sound, I believe few people will, on reflection, deny, what a most remarkable...
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Portfolio of an Artist

Rembrandt Peale - 1839 - Liczba stron: 263
...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...mind. As shades more sweetly recommend the light, So modest plainness sets off sprightly wit. Pope. SIMPLICITY. IT is with books as with women ; where...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by H.F. Cary, with a biogr. notice ...

Alexander Pope - 1839
...advantage drcss'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd ; Something, whose truth, convinced reatest statesmen of all parties, as well as to all...the courts of law in this nation. T Two persons, no So modest plainness sets off sprightly wit. For works may have more wit than does 'em good, As bodies...
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Principles of Eloquence

John Siffrein Maury - 1842
...everything that can move and animate the passions." — Ibid., dial. ii., p. 54. PoPE justly observes, " True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft...but ne'er so well express'd ; Something, whose truth convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. As shades more sweetly recommend...
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Diary and Letters: 1781-1786

Fanny Burney - 1842
...victory and superiority ! The sum of the dispute was this. Wit being talked of, Mr. Pepys repeated, — " True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd." " That, sir," cried Dr. Johnson, " is a definition both false and foolish. Let wit be dressed how it...
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Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Author of Evelina Cecilia, &c: 1781 to ...

Fanny Burney - 1842
...victory and superiority ! The sum of the dispute was this. Wit being talked of, Mr. Pepys repeated, — " True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd." " That, sir," cried Dr. Johnson, " is a definition both false and foolish. Let wit be dressed how it...
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Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Tom 1

Fanny Burney - 1842
...abruptly withdrew. The sum of the dispute was this. Wit being talked of, Mr. Pepys repeated, — " True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expresa'd." " That, sir," cried Dr. Johnson, " is a definition both false and foolish. Let wit...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1843
...almost all writing that is graceful and pleasing, and is peculiarly cipplicable to the present volume. ' True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd.' Or, to take another quotation from one of our older poets; f which, however, is still more happily...
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