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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 Blackberry Pickers

Evelyn St. Leger - Man-woman relationships - 1912 - 359 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. Pope....
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Hazlitt on English Literature: An Introduction to the Appreciation of Literature

William Hazlitt, Jacob Zeitlin - English literature - 1913 - 441 pages
...their cvrtrvn sense. And then torn critics in their own defence-" /" 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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The Handbook of Quotations

Quotations, English - 1913 - 250 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. Pope: Essay on Criticism. In pride, in reas'ning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere,...
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Hazlitt on English Literature: An Introduction to the Appreciation of Literature

William Hazlitt, Jacob Zeitlin - English literature - 1913 - 441 pages
...common sense, And then turn critics in their own defence." /. 28, 29. " 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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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 850 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\ 210 1 80. Modes te, & circumspecto judicio de tantis viris pronunciandum est, ne quod (quod...
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Isis Unveiled: (Two Volumes in a Slipcase)

H. P. Blavatsky - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 1506 pages
...history may contain full evidence, and convey full proof that CHAPTER II "Pride, where wit fails, steps l science has already reached its limits of explorati sense — POPE, Essay on Criticism, 209. "But why should the operations of nature be changed? There...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 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. 210 If once right reason drives that cloud away, Truth breaks upon us with resistless day. Trust...
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Language, Print, and Electoral Politics, 1790-1832: Newcastle-under-Lyme ...

Hannah Barker, David Vincent - History - 2001 - 337 pages
...prompted the production:- But, it should have been recollected, that "Pride, where Wit fails, steps in to our defence, "And fills up all the mighty void of sense." I am, Gentlemen, Your faithful Servant, A TRUE BLUE. 3rd. Dec., 1806 Tregortha, Printer. Burslem....
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The Ardent Birder: On the Craft of Birdwatching

Todd Newberry, Gene Holtan - Nature - 2005 - 214 pages
...with strongest bias rules, Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools. Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty void of sense. In Down and Dirty Birding, Joey Slinger put the matter this way: "When they used to burn witches,...
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A Simple Story

Elizabeth Inchbald - Fiction - 2007 - 442 pages
...necessary to render I Misquoted from Pope, An Essay on Criticism (i7ii): "Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, / And fills up all the mighty void of sense!" 208-09. a woman contented; and in a miserable one, it is her only consolation. A sensible,...
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