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 46by Christopher Smart - 1752 - 230 pagesFull view
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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,...