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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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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1856
...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...must offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end;6 (1) iforo-Virgii. (2) To outlutt immortal Rome—ie Rome, self-styled " Eternal Rome ;" without...
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THE WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE

DR. WARBURTON - 1856
...precipice. Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend; But though the ancients thus their rules invade, (As kings dispense with laws themselves hath made,) Moderns, beware ! or, if you must offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end;...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With a Life, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1859
...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...themselves have made ) Moderns, beware ! or if you must ofiend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end ; Let it be seldom, and compell'd by need ; And...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 485 pages
...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...
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Poetical Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1860
...precipice. Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend. ICO But though the ancients thus their rules invade ;As...themselves have made, Moderns, beware! or, if you must ofTend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end: Let it be seldom, and compell'd by need ; And...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1863
...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 Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volume 1

1865
...Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics (42) dare not mend. Eut though the ancients thus their rules invade, (As kings...dispense with laws themselves have made,') Moderns beware ! (43) or, if you must oft'end Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end: 160 1.58. Eeetling cliff....
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine

Great Britain - 1865
...than their rules invade, (As kings dispense with laws themselves have nwlc,'} Moderns beware ! (43) or, if you must offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end: 1 5S. Beetling cliff. 159. Superior intellects occasionally; grandly transgress. 160. Breaches of conventionalities;...
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The British Poets, Volume 2

1866
...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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope. ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1866
...rise, The shapeless rock, or hanging precipice. But though the ancients thus their rules invade,(As kings dispense with laws themselves have made) Moderns,...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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