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" Nature and Homer were, he found, the same. Convinc'd, amaz'd, he checks the bold design; And rules as strict his labour'd work confine, As if the Stagirite o'erlook'd each line. Learn hence for ancient rules a just esteem; To copy nature is to copy them. "
Poetica de Horatio: e O ensaio sobre a critica de Alexandre Pope - Page 98
by Horace - 1812 - 171 pages
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Old favourites from the elder poets, with a few newer friends, a selection ...

Old favourites, Matilda Sharpe - 1881 - 393 pages
...Homer's works your study and delight, Read them by day, and meditate by night .... Learn hence for ancient rules a just esteem ; To copy Nature is to' copy them. 297. True wit is Nature to advantage dressed ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed ;...
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On the Structure of English Verse

Charles Witcomb - English language - 1884 - 162 pages
...rules as strict his laboured work confine, As if the Stagirite o'erlooked each line. Learn hence for ancient rules a just esteem ; To copy nature is to copy them. POPE, Essag on Criticism,' STANZAS There is in the heroic measure a stanza of three verses, if it may...
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Geschichte der Renaissance in Frankreich

Wilhelm Lübke - Architecture - 1885 - 448 pages
...Verhältnißlehrer übermitteln wollte, indem er fich zugleich auf Pope's Ausfpruch ftützte : „Learn hence for ancient rules a just esteem, to copy nature is to copy them." Selbft noch ein Menfchenleben fpäter in „The architectural Remembrance" (London 1751) vertheidigte...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Including Several Hundred Unpublished Letters ...

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1871
...rules as strict his laboured work confine,1 As if the Stagyrite' o'erlooked each line.3 Learn hence for ancient rules a just esteem ; To copy nature is to copy them/ Some beauties yet no precepts can declare, For there's a happiness as well as care. Music resembles...
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The Works of ...

Alexander Pope - 1889
...whose conception of Nature had survived the decay of language, empire, and religion : " Learn hence for ancient rules a just esteem ; To copy Nature is to copy them." The effect of the ' Essay on Criticism,' or at least of the current of thought which it represents,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir and Notes

Alexander Pope - 1899 - 485 pages
...when to examine every part be came, Nature and Homer -were, he found, the same. Convinced, amazed, he checks the bold design: And rules as strict his...if the Stagirite o'erlook'd each line. Learn hence for ancient rules a just esteem; To copy nature is to copy them. Some beauties yet no precepts can...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pages
...rules methodize Nature, and Homer and Virgil show how Nature can best be followed: Learn hence for ancient rules a just esteem; To copy Nature is to copy them. There are, however, graces beyond the reach of art which only the "great wit" can achieve: Great wits...
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Mind, Modality, Meaning, and Method

Richard M. Martin - Philosophy - 1983 - 225 pages
...'Some 5' "But when t'examine every part he came. Nature and Homer were, he found, the same. Convinc'd, amaz'd, he checks the bold design, And rules as strict his labour'd work confine, As if the Stagyrite o'orlook'd each line. Learn hence for ancient rules a just esteem; To copy Nature is to copy...
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 4, The Eighteenth Century

George Alexander Kennedy, H. B. Nisbet, Claude Rawson, Raman Selden - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 970 pages
...same; if a modern poet properly considered the matter he would make the same discovery: Learn hence for Ancient Rules a just Esteem; To copy Nature is to copy Them. (l1. 139-40) This said, Pope agrees with Rapin and the rest that there is a nameless grace, not attainable...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...herself ordained. (Fr. I) 28 Nature and Homer were, he found, the same. (Fr. I) 29 Learn hence for 1-4) To One Who Has Been Long in City Pent 66 (Fr. I) 30 Thus Pegasus, a nearer way to take, May boldly deviate from the common track. From vulgar...
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