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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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The Literature of the Georgian Era

William Minto - English literature - 1894 - 365 pages
...To copy .Nature is to copy them." Again, in speaking of the breach of these rules, he declares : , " 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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The Literature of the Georgian Era

William Minto - English literature - 1894 - 362 pages
...; To copy Nature is to copy them." Again, in speaking of the breach of these rules, he declares : " 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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Selected Poems: The Essay on Criticism ; The Moral Essays

Alexander Pope - 1896 - 114 pages
...eyes, \ Which out of nature's common order rise, ; The shapeless rock, or hanging precipice. I '6 3 But though the ancients thus their rules invade, --....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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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Volume 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1896 - 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...offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end. POPE. New graces yearly like thy works display, Soft without weakness, without glaring gay. POPE. Some...
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Pope's Essay on Criticism

John Churton Collins - 1896
...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...have made) \ Moderns, beware ! or if you must offend j Against the precept, ne'er transgress its End ; Let it be seldom, and compelled by need ; • And...
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Literary Pamphlets Chiefly Relating to Poetry from Sidney to Byron: I ...

Ernest Rhys - English poetry - 1897
...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...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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Literary Pamphlets Chiefly Relating to Poetry from Sidney to Byron: I ...

Ernest Rhys - English poetry - 1897
...sometimes may gloriously offend,**1—! | And rise to faults true Critics dare not mend. 160 \ **" But tho' the Ancients thus their rules invade, (As kings dispense...offend Against the precept, ne'er transgress its end ; IALet it be seldom, and_)m^eird^by_iieed ; And have, atjeast, their precedent toj>lead. The Critic...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1903 - 672 pages
...rise, f The shapeless rock, or hanging precipice. J But thn' the ancients thus their rules invade, 161 Moderns, beware! or if you must offend Against the...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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Introduction to English Literature, with Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1905 - 700 pages
...please our eyes, Which out of nature's common order rise, The shapeless rock or hanging precipice. '6 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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Introduction to English Literature: With Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1906 - 700 pages
...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...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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