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" She gives in large recruits of needful pride ; For, as in bodies, thus in souls we find, What wants in blood and spirits, swell'd with wind : Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty void of sense. "
Poems on Several Occasions - Page 46
by Christopher Smart - 1752 - 230 pages
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The Complete Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1903 - 672 pages
...in souls, we find What wants in blood and spirits swell'd with wind: Pride, where Wit fails, steps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty void of Sense: ю If once right Reason drives that cloud away, Truth breaks upon us with resistless day. Trust...
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Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - Criticism - 1903 - 195 pages
...in souls, we find What wants in blood and spirits, swelled with wind : Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty void of sense. — POPE. Of these the false Achitophel was first, A name to all succeeding ages cursed : For...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ..., Volume 18

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1903
...in souls, we find What wants in blood and spirits swelled with wind. Pride, where Wit fails, steps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty void of sense. If once right reason drives that cloud away Truth breaks upon us with resistless day. Trust...
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Useful Instruction (In Matters Religious, Moral and Other.)

Motilal M. Munshi - 1904
...in souls, we find What wants in blood and spirits, swell'd with wind : Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty void of sense. If once right reason drives that cloud away, Truth breaks upon us with resistless day. Trust...
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The Collected Works of William Hazlitt, Volume 5

William Hazlitt - 1902
...sense, And then turn critics in their own defence.' — /. 28, 29. 1 Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty void of sense.' — /. 209, 10. ' Some by old words to fame have made pretence, Ancients in phrase, mere moderns...
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Introduction to English Literature, with Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1905 - 700 pages
...in souls, we find What wants in blood and spirits, swelled with wind : Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty void of sense. If once right reason drives that cloud away, Truth breaks upon us with resistless day....
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Introduction to English Literature: With Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1906 - 700 pages
...in souls, we find What wants in blood and spirits, swelled with wind : Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty void of sense. If once right reason drives that cloud away, Truth breaks upon us with resistless day. Trust...
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The Rape of the Lock: And Other Poems

Alexander Pope - Catholics - 1906 - 157 pages
...in souls, we find What wants in blood and spirits, swell'd with wind : Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty Void of sense. 2io If once right reason drives that cloud away, Truth breaks upon us with resistless day. Trust...
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Twelve Centuries of English Poetry and Prose

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer, Alice Ebba Andrews - English literature - 1910 - 756 pages
...iu souls, we find What wants in blood and spirits, swelled with wind : Pride, where wit fails, steps I take my little porringer, And eat my supper there. sense. -™ If once right reason drives that cloud away, ; Truth breaks upon us with resistless day....
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - Quotations - 1911 - 761 pages
...in souls, we find, What wants in blood and spirits, swell'd with wind: Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty void of sense. 4023 Pope : E. on Criticism. Pt. ii. Line i. Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man's...
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