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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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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1818 - 331 pages
...sense, And then turn critics in their own defence." — I. 28, 29. " Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty void of sense." — I. 209, 10, " Some by old words to fame have made pretence, Ancients in phrase, mere moderns...
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The American Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, Volume 10

Phrenology - 1848
...illustrations of Professor Fowler. How true wai the poet's remark: ' Pride, where wit fail«, rteps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty void of sci»e.' " We are happy to assure our readers, however, notwithstanding this sorry opposition on the...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1821 - 253 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. If once right reason drives that cloud away, Truth breaks upon us with resistless day. Trust...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1822 - 436 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 If once right reason drives that cloud away, Truth breaks upon us with resistless day. Trust...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1822
...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 If once right reason drives that cloud away, Truth breaks upon us with resistless day. Trust...
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Murray's English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ...

Lindley Murray - Literature - 1822 - 304 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. 2. If once right reason drives that cloud away, Truth breaks upon us with resistless day. Trust...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 41

British poets - 1822
...in souls, we find Whatwants 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 Bardiad: A Poem in Two Cantos

Charles Burton - 1823 - 80 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. " A little learning is a dang'rous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring : There...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: With Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - English literature - 1824
...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 COMMENTARY. " Trust not yourself; but your defects to know, Make use of ev'ry Friend—and...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1824
...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 COMMENTARY. " Trust not yourself; but your defects to know, Make use of ev'ry Friend —...
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