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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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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...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 grandsires, in their doublets dress'd. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old. Be not...
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The Etymology and Syntax of the English Language: Explained and Illustrated

Alexander Crombie - English language - 1853 - 302 pages
...barbarism. It has now obtained a permanent establishment, and is justly admitted by every lexicographer. " In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike...if too new or old : Be not the first, by whom the new arc tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside." Pope's Essay on Criticism. In short, in this,...
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A dictionary of the English language

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1854
...added, however, that we seldom venture to follow our own recommendation in this respect : In word*, ns 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. — Рорв. t Except in Greek and foreign words, as...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - English poetry - 1856
...in the play, These sparks with awkward vanity display What the fine gentleman wore yesterday ; sso And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires, in their doublets dress'd. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old : Be...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - English poetry - 1856
...in the play, These sparks with awkward vanity display What the fine gentleman wore yesterday ; 330 And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires, in their doublets dress'd. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old : Be...
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THE WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE

DR. WARBURTON - 1856
...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 grandsires in their doublets dress'd. In words as fashions the same rule will hold, Alike fantastic if too new or old: Be not the...
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English style

George Frederick Graham - English language - 1857 - 372 pages
...respect both to obsolete and to new-coined words, Pope's advice seems the best that we can follow : — " In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike...too new or old. Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside." GRAMMATICAL ERRORS. 4. Grammatical errors are common...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 112

American literature - 1913
...For Pope's conclusion is the only reasonable one, and particularly applicable to pronunciation : — In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike...too new or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried. Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. The time element, however, does not enter into the second...
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English and Scottish Sketches

Oliver Prescott Hiller - England - 1857 - 352 pages
...breezes blow roses on their cheeks, and its mild moisture gives roundness to their beauty. ANGLICISMS. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike fantastic if too new or old. ESSAY ox CRITICISM. A GREAT deal has been said, and still continues to be said, by British travelers...
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English Language in Its Elements and Forms: with a History of Its Origin and ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1858 - 381 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, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside." RULE IV. — When usage is divided, an expression...
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