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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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The Eclectic Review, Tom 14;Tom 78

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1843
...almost all writing that is graceful and pleasing, and is peculiarly applicable 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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History of the Eighteenth Century and of the Nineteenth Till the ..., Tom 1

Friedrich Christoph Schlosser - 1843
...accustomed to conventional ornaments, according to which pure and noble nature, in order to * L. 297, 298. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd. What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. 482. Our sons their fathers' failing language see. And such as Chaucer's is, shall Dryden's be. appear...
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History of the Eighteenth Century and of the Nineteenth Till the ..., Tom 1

Friedrich Christoph Schlosser - 1843
...accustomed to conventional ornaments, according to which pure and noble nature, in order to * L. 297, 298. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd. What oft was thought, but ne'er so well exprcss'd. 482. Our sons their fathers' failing language see, And such as Chaucer's is, shall...
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The Living Age ..., Tom 42

1854
...have for the most part, little else than the great names of their authors to give them currency. " True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd," is Pope's authoritative decision ; according to Dry den, (who frankly owned that he had no comic humor...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...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 : For works may have1 more wit than does them good, As bodies...
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The Preacher and Pastor

Edwards Amasa Park - 1845 - Liczba stron: 468
...advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne•er so well express'd : 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. For works may have more wit than does them good, As bodies...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed, a Life of the ...

Alexander Pope - 1846
...to 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...advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well exnress'd • Something, whose truth convinced at sight we find ; That gives us back the image...
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The German Reformation of the Nineteeth Century, Or, A Sketch of the Rise ...

German correspondent of "The Continental echo.", James W. Carrington - 1846 - Liczba stron: 469
...language of many a heart, might justly be applied the words of the English poet, as being — " Wisdom to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd." But this, though somewhat, would have been all too little, had not these addresses and presents'spoken,...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by himself ..., Tom 2

Alexander Pope - 1847
...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...What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd ; COMMENTARY. sort of bounded capacity, which betrays itself in its judgment on the manner of the work...
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A Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts on Evry ...

1847 - Liczba stron: 506
...again. 15. True wit is nature to advantage (Best, That oft was thought, but ne'er so well exprest, Something whose truth, convinc'd at sight, we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. POPE'S Essay on Criticism. 16. What is it to be wise? 'T is but to know how little can be known, To...
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