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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 poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1863
...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 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...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine

Great Britain - 1865
...nothing's just or fit, One glaring citaos and wild heap of wit. Poets, like painters, thns unskilled to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, 95 And bide with ornaments (22) their want of art. 85. Intellect; love of conceits. is...
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Repetition and reading book, selections by C. Bilton

Charles Bilton - 1866
...nothing 's just or fit ; One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets, like painters, thus, unskilled to trace The naked nature, and the living grace, With...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 express'd ; Something,...
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The British Poets, Volume 2

1866
...nothing's just or fit, One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets, Eke painters, thus unskill'd 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...
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Foliorum silvula, selections for translation into Latin and Greek verse, by ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1866
...nothing's just or fit, one glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets like painters, thus, unskilled 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 dressed; what...
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The National Fifth Reader: Containing a Complete and Practical Treatise on ...

Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson - Elocution - 1866 - 600 pages
...nothing's just or fit ; One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets, like painters, thus unskilled 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 dressed, What...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 850 pages
...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 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 drest, What eft was...
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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - Literary Criticism - 1976 - 149 pages
...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 living Grace, With...ev'ry Part, And hide with Ornaments their Want of Art. Critics who value style more than sense are pictured as praising Books, as Women Men, for Dress. 306...
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The Central literary magazine, Volume 5

Birmingham central literary assoc - 1881
...hills, and Alps on Alps arise." After likening the conceited poet to unskilled painters, who — " With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art." He warns the poet of the pernicious vice of using inflated and pretentious words, and attempting to...
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Terms of Response: Language and the Audience in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth ...

Robert L. Montgomery - Literary Criticism - 2010
...wit. Poets, like painters, thus anskilled to trace The naked nature. and the lieing grace, With golds and jewels cover ev'ry part. And hide with ornaments their want of art. —Alexander Pope. An Essay on Criticism Some years ago Marjorie Hope Nicolson concluded that Addison...
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