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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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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1878 - 772 pages
...just; Whose own example strengthens all his laws, And is himself that great sublime he draws. POPE. And though the ancients thus their rules invade, As kings dispense with laws themselves have Moderns, beware ! or, if you must offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end. POPE. New graces...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1879 - 505 pages
...Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend1, And rise to faults true Critics dare not mend. 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; And have, at least, their precedent to plead. The Critic else proceeds without remorse,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1871
...common order rise/ C The shapeless rock, or hanging precipice.' \ But though the ancients thus their6 rules invade, (As kings dispense with laws themselves...offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end ; 16C mur. Quintil. lib. ii. cap. 13. — POPE. 1 Diyden's Aurcngzebe : Mean noul, and dar'st not gloriously...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1871
...our eyes, ~\ Which out of nature's common order rise/ I The shapeless rock, or hanging precipice.1 \ But though the ancients thus their' rules invade, (As kings dispense with laws themselves have made,7) Moderns, beware ! or if you must offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end ; 155...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1891
...please our eyes, Which out of nature's common order rise, The shapeless rock, or hanging precipice. 160 But though the ancients thus their rules invade, (As kings dispense with laws themselves have Moderns, beware ! or if you must offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end ; Let it be seldom,...
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Selections from Pope's Works: An Essay on Criticism, The Rape of the Lock ...

Alexander Pope - 1893 - 156 pages
...Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend. 160 But tho' the ancients thus their rules invade, (As Kings dispense...its end ; Let it be seldom, and compelled by need ; 165 And have, at least, their precedent to plead. The Critic else proceeds without remorse, Seizes...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir and Notes

Alexander Pope - 1899 - 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 remorse,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1893 - 505 pages
...rise to faults true Critics dare not mend. 160 /But tho' the Ancients thus their rules invade, V(As Kings dispense with laws themselves have made) .Moderns,...offend [Against the precept, ne'er transgress its End; <i,et it be seldom, and compell'd by need; And have, at least, their precedent to plead. The Critic...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1893 - 505 pages
...wits sometimes may gloriously offend1, And rise to faults true Critics dare not mend. 160 ~- But tho' the Ancients thus their rules invade, (As Kings dispense...have made) Moderns, beware! or if you must offend --. -3 Against the precept, ne'er transgress its End; Let it be seldom, and compell'd by need; And...
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Introduction to English Literature: Including a Number of Classic Works ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1894 - 633 pages
...please ourtyes, Which out of nature's common order rise, The shapeless rock or hanging precipice. '* But though the ancients thus their rules invade (As...need; And have, at least, their precedent to plead. The critic else proceeds without remorse, Seizes your fame, and puts his laws in force. I know there...
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