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" In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. "
Poetica de Horatio: e O ensaio sobre a critica de Alexandre Pope - Page 122
by Horace - 1812 - 171 pages
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1847
...the Play, 1 These sparks with awkward vanity display \ What the fine gentleman wore yesterday ; J 330 And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires, in their doublets drest. NOTES. Ver. 324. Some by old words, $c.] " Abolita ot abrogata retinorc, insolentiae cujusdam est,...
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A dictionary of the English language

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1847
...follow our own recommendation in ihn respect : In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, A like fantastic if too new or old . Be not the first by whom the new are tried, - or yet the laat to lay the old aside. — POPB. t Except in Greek and foreign-- words, as...
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Analytical Grammar of the English Language, Embracing the Introductive and ...

Dyer Hook Sanborn - English language - 1848 - 288 pages
...moral, sensible, and well-bred man will notaffrontme, and no other can." — cowper. " In words as in fashions, the same rule will hold, alike fantastic,...new or old ; Be not the first by whom the new are tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside."— pope. PART II. ETYMOLOGY. When a scholar commences...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 392 pages
...Fungoso in the play % These sparks with awkward vanity display What the fine gentleman wore yesterday ; And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our...new, or old : Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. But most by numbers judge a poet's song, And smooth or...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - English language - 1849 - 455 pages
...advice of the poet with regard to both the before-mentioned sorts of barbarism is extremely good. " In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold —...new or old : Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside."* PART III. By the Use of Good Words new-modelled. The...
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The Poetry and Poets of Britain: From Chaucer to Tennyson ; with ...

Daniel Scrymgeour - English poetry - 1850 - 528 pages
...moderns in their sense ; * • * * ' In words, as fashions, the same rnle will hold ; Alike fantastie, if too new, or old : Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. Bnt most by nnmbers jndge a poet's song, And smooth or...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1851
...Fungoso in the play,2 These sparks with awkward vanity display What the fine gentleman wore yesterday ; And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our...rule will hold, Alike fantastic if too new or old : pe not the first by whom the new are tried, ifNor yet the last to lay the old aside. But most by...
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The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1851 - 659 pages
...history. An obsolete word can be used in poetry when it can not be in prose. Pope's rule is a good one : " In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike...fantastic if too new or old ; Be not the first by whom the new is tried, Ncr yet the last to lay the old aside." RULE IV. — When the usage is divided as to...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1851 - 484 pages
...yesterday ; 330 And but so mimic ancicnt wits at best, As apes ourgrandsires in their doublets dress'd. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike...fantastic, if too new or old : Be not the first by whom the new arc tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. But most hy numhers judge a poet's song; And...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 519 pages
...in the play', These sparks with awkward vanity display What the fine gentleman wore yesterday ; 130 And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires in their doublets dressed. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike fantastic, if too new or old: JBe not...
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