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" The adorning thee with so much art Is but a barbarous skill; Tis like the poisoning of a dart, Too apt before to kill." That is, (to express the matter in plain terms, without any colouring,) "you poison the beholder, with far more of this base appetite,... "
Rhoda: A Novel - Page 262
by Alethea Lewis - 1816
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Select British Classics, Volume 10

English essays - 1803
...freedom by the spirit of the sentiment. Th' adorning thee with so much ar Is but a barb'rous skilli 'Tis like the poisoning of a dart, Too apt before to kilL Cowley seems to have possessed the power of writing easily beyond any other of our poets, yet his pursuit...
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Letters to a Young Lady on a Course of English Poetry

John Aikin - Books and reading - 1806 - 297 pages
...which you may perhaps recollect as quoted in the Spectator : Th' adorning thee with so much art Is but a barbarous skill ; 'Tis like the poisoning of a dart Too apt before to kill. Probably the greatest effort of Cowley in his own estimation was his " Pindaric Odes," a species of...
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The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - Arts - 1807
...lately came up to town, ' the following stanza from Cowley : Th' adorning thee with so much art Is but a barbarous skill; 'Tis like the poisoning of a dart Too apt before to kill. THE DEAD MEN OF PEST, A HUNGARIAN LECEWD. ARGUMENT. The following Tale is built upon one of the most...
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The Works of the Rev. John Wesley, Volume 10

John Wesley - Methodism - 1811
...former, our elegant poet, Cowley, addresses these fine lines : " The' adorning thee with so much art Is but a barbarous skill ; 'Tis like the poisoning of a dart, Too apt before to kill." That is, (to express the matter in plain terms, without any colouring,) " You poison the beholder,...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...And make that beauty tyranny, That's else a civil government. The' adorning thee with so much art Is but a barbarous skill ; Tis like the poisoning of a dart Too apt before to kill. The ministering angels none can see ; Tis not their beauty' or face, For which by men they worshipp'd...
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The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India ...

Asia - 1832
...with the pretty verse of Sir John Suckling: Th' adorning thec with so much art, Is but a barb'rous skill ; 'Tis like the poisoning of a dart, Too apt before to kill. The identical thought appears in the following couplet, quoted by Mr. Ward (vol. ii. p. 402) from the...
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Sermons on Several Occasions, Volume 2

John Wesley - Methodist Church - 1836
...our elegant poet, Cowley, addresses those fine lines : — " The adorning thee with so much art Is but a barbarous skill ; Tis like the poisoning of a dart, Too apt before to fill." That is, (to express the matter in plain terms, without any colouring,) " you poison the beholder,...
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Games and Sports: Being an Appendix to Manly Exercises and Exercises for ...

Donald Walker - Athletics - 1837 - 388 pages
...predicament addressing Mr. Walker in the language of Waller — ' The adorning them with so much art Is but a barbarous skill; 'Tis like the poisoning of a dart, Too apt before to kill.' Mr. Walker has, however, a further defence, which is impregnable, in the fact that his Exercises...
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The Works of the Reverend John Wesley, A.M.

John Wesley - Methodist Church - 1839
...more pleasing form, those ornaments are quite needless : The' adorning thee with so much art Is but n barbarous skill ; 'Tis like the poisoning of a dart, Too apt before to kill. That is, to express ourselves in plain English, without any figure of poetry, it only tends to drag...
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Sermons on Several Occasions, Volume 2

John Wesley - Methodist Church - 1845
...our elegant poet, Cowley, addresses those fine lines : — " The adorning the,v.with so much art I• but a barbarous skill ; Tis like the poisoning of a dart, Too apt before to kill." That is, (to express the matter in plain terms, without any colouring,) " you poison the beholder,...
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