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" Some to Conceit alone their taste confine, And glitt'ring thoughts struck out at ev'ry line; Pleas'd with a work where nothing's just or fit; One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets, like painters, thus, unskill'd to trace The naked nature and the... "
Poems on Several Occasions - Page 54
by Christopher Smart - 1752 - 230 pages
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1760
...Nicety, which is a bufying one's felf about points and fyllables. Poets, like painters, thus, unflull'd to 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 advantage drefs'd -, What oft...
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The art of poetry on a new plan, illustrated with a great variety of ...

Art - 1762
...nothing's juft or fit ; One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. -Poets, like painters, thus un&ill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With...ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. For works may have more wit than does them good, As bodies perifh through excefs of blood. Others for...
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The Art of Poetry on a New Plan: Illustrated with a Great Variety of ...

John Newbery - English poetry - 1762 - 252 pages
...nothing's juft or fit ; One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets, like painters, thus unlkill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With...ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. For works may have more wit than does them good, As bodies perifh through excefs of blood. Others for...
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Elements of Criticism: Volume I [-II].

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1765
...in drefs or in language, ihows a mean or corrupted tafte : •_ Poets, like painters, thus unfldll'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, ;...'...ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. . Pope's Effay on criticifm. No fmgle property recommends a machine more than its fimplicity ; not...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 578 pages
...attention to conceit and G 3 wit, wit, which lie ridicules by a fimile drawn from, a fiftcr art. " Poets, like painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace **...part, " And hide with ornaments their want of art.'* Having ridiculed the faJfe, he defcribes the nature of the true fpecies of wit. C( True Wit is Nature...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Comp. from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - Poets, English - 1769 - 578 pages
...attention to conceit and G a ' wit, wit, which he ridicules by a fimile drawn from a fifter art. " Poets, like painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace " The...part, *' And hide with ornaments their want of art." Having ridiculed the falfe, he defcribes the nature of the true fpecies of wit. " True Wit is Nature...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - Biography - 1769 - 578 pages
...wit, which he ridicules by a fimile drawn from a fifter art. " Poets, like painters, thus, unfldll'd to trace " The naked nature and the living grace,...part, " And hide with ornaments their want of art." Having ridiculed the falfe, he defcribes the nature of the true fpecies of wit. " True Wit is Native...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1770
...or fit } One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets like painters, thus, unlkill'd to trace Tjie 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 advantage drefe'd, What oft was...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...nothuig'sjust or fit, One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Pcets, like painters, thus unskill'd to 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 advantage dress'd ; What oft was...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Four Volumes Complete. With His Last ...

Alexander Pope - 1778
...or fit j One glaring Ghaos and wild teap of wit. Poets like painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace 29$ The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and...part, And hide with Ornaments their want of art. True wit is nature to advantage drefs'd, What oft' was thought, but ne'er fo well exprefs'd ; 30$ Something,...
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