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" But though the ancients thus their rules invade, (As kings dispense with laws themselves have made,) Moderns, beware! or if you must offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end; Let it be seldom, and compelled by need; And have, at least, their... "
The British review and London critical journal - Page 92
1813
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...eyes, Which out of Nature's common order risey The shapeless rock, or hanging precipice. 160 But tho' the Ancients thus their rules invade, (As kings dispense...precept, ne'er transgress its end ; Let it be seldom, and compell'd by need ; i6j And have at least their precedent to plead : The critic else proceeds without...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...our eyes, Which out of Nature's common order rise, The shapeless rock, or hanging precipice. But tho' the ancients thus their rules invade, (As kings dispense...precept, ne'er transgress its end ; Let it be seldom, and compell'd by need ; 165 And have at least their precedent to plead ; The critic else proceeds without...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - English Language - 1805
...Those that lived in old time were called ancients, opposed to the moderns. And though the ancienti thus their rules invade, As kings dispense with laws...offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end. Pop* *. Senior. Not in use. He toucheth it as a special pre-eminence of ] umas and Andronicus, that...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...Great Wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true Critics dare not mend; But tho' the Ancients thus their rules invade, (As kings dispense...must offend Against the Precept, ne'er transgress its Endj Let it be seldom, and compell'd by need ; And have, at least, their precedent to plead. The Critic...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1807 - 408 pages
...gloriously offend, And rise to faults .true critics dare not mend; But though the ancients thus their rulas invade, (As kings dispense with laws themselves have...precept, ne'er transgress its end ; Let it be seldom, and compell'd by need ; And have at least the precedent to plead ; The critic else proceeds without remorse,...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1807
...sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mead. 160 But tho' the ancieuts thus their rules invade, (As kings dispense with laws themselves have made,) Moderns, heware! or if you must oflend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end; Let it lie seldom, and...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ...

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...precipice. ) Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend ; But though the ancients thus their rules invade, (As...precept, ne'er transgress its end ; Let it be seldom, and compell'd by need ; And have at least the precedent to plead : The critic else proceeds without remorse,...
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1808
...precipice. Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend ; But though the ancients thus their rules invade, (As...offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end ; I<et it be seldom, and compell'd by need ; And have at least the precedent to plead : The critic...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1808 - 651 pages
...precipice. j Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to fanlts true critics dare not mend. But though the ancients thus their rules invade (As...themselves have made) Moderns, beware ! or, if you mast offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end: Let it be seldom, and compell'd by need;...
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Poems by Cowley, Waller, Butler, Denham, Dryden, and Pomfret, Issues 77-79

Abraham Cowley - 1810 - 220 pages
...eyes, which out of Nature's common order rise, the shapeless rock, or hanging precipice. 160 But tho' the Ancients thus their rules invade, (as kings dispense...must offend against the precept, ne'er transgress it's end; let it be seldom, and compell'd by need ; 165 and have, at least, their precedent to plead...
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