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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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Poems

Joseph Addison - 1810 - 597 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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Broome, Pope, Pitt, Thomson

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...1 58 Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend. Hut though the ancients thus their rules invade (As kings dispense with laws themselves have made) Modems, beware ! or, if you must offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end : I ft it be...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 526 pages
...<ireat wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend. But tlumgh the ancients thus their rules invade (As kings dispense with laws themselves have made) Modems, beware ! or, it' you must offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end : Let it be...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 16

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 782 pages
...hanging precipice. Hut care and poetry must still be had, It asks discretion ev'n in running mad. And though the ancients thus their rules invade, (As kings dispense with laws themselves have Moderns beware ! or if you mustoffend [made) Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end. Let it...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1812
...Which out of Nature's common order rise, \ The shapeless rock, or hanging precipice. 160 V 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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Poetica de Horatio: e O ensaio sobre a critica de Alexandre Pope

Horace - Criticism - 1812 - 171 pages
...precipice. Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend. 160 But though the Ancients thus their rules invade, (As...offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end; Se onde as regras nao chega 5 quanto basta 175 (Pois sa methodo s de encher assumptos) Huma feliz...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1812
...rise, The shapeless rock, or hanging precipice. But tho' the ancients thus their rules invade, 161 (As kings dispense with laws themselves have made,)...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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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 57

England - 1845
...please our eyes, Which out of nature's common order rise. The shapeless rock, or hanging precipice. 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, their precedent to plead. The critic else proceeds without remorse,...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 41

British poets - 1822
...please our eyes, Which out of Nature's common order rise, The shapeless rock, or hanging precipice. 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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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1822 - 436 pages
...of nature's common order rise, /^ ; ^• The shapeless rock, or hanging precipice. 160 t" 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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