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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 Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 49

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - American periodicals - 1857
...lose their common-sense, And then turn critics in their own defence.' ' Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty void of sense.' ' Some by old words to fame have made pretence. Ancients in phrase, mere moderns in their sense.'...
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Beautiful poetry, selected by the ed. of The Critic

Beautiful poetry - 1857
...in souls we find What wants in blood and spirits, fill'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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Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1848 - 776 pages
...in souls, we find What wants in blood and spirits, swell'd with wind: Pride, where Wit foils, 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 Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858
...thus in souls, we find What wants in blood and spirits, swell'd with wind Pride, when 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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With a Life, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1859
...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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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...souls, we find, What wantę in blood and spirit 's fill'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 poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1863
...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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A Compendium of English Literautre: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1863
...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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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1865 - 776 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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