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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 Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres - English literature - 1924 - 898 pages
...precipice. Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend. itely Just as if you didn't notice — so I couldn't...forgot their manners and the crew was bound to laugh ! The critic else proceeds without remorse, Seizes your fame, and puts his laws in force. I know there...
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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - English Literature (selections: Extracts, Etc.) - 1925 - 1144 pages
...But tho' the Ancients thus their rules in- Whose honors with increase of ages grow, mend. 160 vade n, You may know by it my love is gane." 6. As streams roll down, enlarging as they flow; Nations unborn your mighty names shall sound, Against...
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Literary Criticism, Pope to Croce

Gay Wilson Allen, Harry Hayden Clark - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 659 pages
...precipice. i&> Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend ; 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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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 850 pages
...Which out of Nature's common Order rise, \. The shapeless Rock, or hanging Precipice. J 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, 165 And have, at least, Their Precedent to plead. The Critick else proceeds without...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 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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The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope

Pat Rogers - Literary Criticism - 2007
...writer is (cautiously) with rule-breakers, and he advises writers as if he were their advocate: 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 Critick else proceeds without...
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