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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 poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 526 pages
...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 : * Ben...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, ed. with notes and intr. memoir by A.W ...

Alexander Pope - 1869
...maxime nova.' Idem. P. Buckingham's Essay on Poetry.'} * Unlucky as Fungoso, &c.] See Ben Jonson's And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our...old : Be not the first by whom the new are try'd, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. But most by Numbers judge a Poet's song1 ; And smooth or rough*...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - Quotations, English - 1869 - 458 pages
...rarely found. Part ii. Line 109. Such laboured nothings, in so strange a style. Part ii. Line 126. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike...new or old : Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. Part ii. Line 133. These equal syllables alone require,...
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Class-book of English Poetry from Chaucer to Tennyson

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1870 - 597 pages
...by old words to fame have made pretence, Ancients in phrase, mere moderns in their sense ; * * * * In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike...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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Willson's Intermediate Fifth Reader: On the Original Plan of the School and ...

Marcius Willson - Readers (Elementary) - 1870 - 372 pages
...observed between the two extremes of obsolete words on the one hand, and new words on the other. ' ' 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 aside1. — POPE. 7. Ambiguity of expression is a common fault...
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Words and Their Uses, Past and Present: A Study of the English Language

Richard Grant White - English language - 1870 - 467 pages
...the old in language, conforms to usage with the discretion insisted upon in Pope's terse injunction: 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. " Essay on Criticism" Part II. Yet Pope himself elsewhere...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1871 - 10 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,' MJ Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. But most by numbers judge a poet's song, And smooth...
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Atlantic Essays

Thomas Wentworth Higginson - American essays - 1871 - 341 pages
...remember- in our college text-book of Rhetoric is one admirable verse of caution which it quoted : — " 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." Especially do not indulge any fantastic preference for...
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Literary Criticism, Pope to Croce

Gay Wilson Allen, Harry Hayden Clark - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 659 pages
...in the play, These sparks with awkward vanity display What the fine gentleman wore yesterday; ss<> 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 : Be not...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 850 pages
...Sparks with aukward Vanity display > What the Fine Gentleman wore Yesterday ! J 330 And but so mimick ancient Wits at best, As Apes our Grandsires in their...Words, as Fashions, the same Rule will hold; Alike Fantastick, if too New, or Old; Be not the first by whom the New are try'd, 335 Nor yet the last to...
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