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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 the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volumes 32-34

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...line ; 290 Pleas'd with a work where nothing's juft or fit; One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets like painters* thus unfkill'd to trace The naked...nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, 295 And hide with ornaments their -want of art. True Wit is Nature to advantage drefs'd,...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 32, Page 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...nothing 's juft or fit ; One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets like painters, thus unflcill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, z95 And hide with ornaments their want of art. '. ' . True Wit is Nature to advantage drefs'd,...
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The Beauties of Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1783 - 278 pages
...ev'ry line ; Pkas'd with a work where nothing's juft or fit, One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets like painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace The...part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True Wit is Nature to advantage drefs'd, Wkat oft was thought, but ne'er fo well exprefs'd ; Something,...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 1

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1788
...as in drefs or in language, fhows a mean or corrupted tafte : Poets, like painters, thus unficill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With...ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. Pcpe's E/ay on Criticifm. No fingle property recommends a machine more than its fimplicity ; not folely...
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Werken van de Maetschappy der Nederlandsche Letterkunde te Leyden

Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde te Leiden - 1788
...jujl or fit i One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets like painters r thus, unskilTd to trate The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry fart, And hid» with ornaments their want of artTrue Wit is Nature to advantage dtefs'd, What oft war...
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The Poems, of the Late Christopher Smart, ... Consisting of His Prize Poems ...

Christopher Smart - 1791
...ev'ry line; Pleas'd with a work, where nothing's juft or fit, One glaring chaos, and wild heap of wit^ Poets like painters, thus unfkill'd to trace The naked...hide with ornaments their want of art. True f wit i' nature to advantage drefs'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er fo well exprefs'd ; Something, whofe...
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Elegant Extracts; Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry ..., Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - Conduct of life - 1791
...line; Pleas 'd with a work where nothing's juft or fit ; Ont glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. . Poets, like painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace The...part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is Nature to advantage drcfs'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'er fo well exprefs'd ; Something,...
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Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining, in Poetry, Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1791
...nothing's juft or fit; One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets, like painters, thus, unlkill'd eir happinefs ; But mutual wants this hjppinufs incrcafe...ke-.-ps all nature's peace. Condition, circumftance wit is Nature to advantage drcfs'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'erfo well exprefs'd ; Something,...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 1008 pages
...line ; Pleas 'd with a work where nothing 's juft or lit ; One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets, like painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace The...part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is Nature to advantage drefsV. ; What oft was t bought, but ne'er fo well ex pi -elVd ; Something,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1796
...nothing's juft or fit, One glaring choas ami wild heap of wit. « Poets, like painters, thus unlkill'd to trace The naked nature and 'the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, 29? Arid hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is Nature to advantage drefs'd, What oft'...
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