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" Tis a great Secret in Writing to know when to be plain, and when poetical and figurative; and it is what Homer will teach us if we will but follow modestly in his Footsteps. "
The Iliad, tr. by mr. Pope. [With notes partly by W. Broome. Preceded by] An ... - Page xv
by Homerus - 1720
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The Works of Alexander Pope Esq, Volume 6

Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester) - English literature - 1751
...expire in' His managing : However, it is his fafeft way to be Content with preferving this to his utmoft in the whole, without endeavouring to be more than...is what' Homer will teach us, if we will but follow moifciHy in his footfteps. Where his dictibn is bold and lofty, let us raife oitrs as high as we can...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq., with His Last Corrections, Additions, and ...

Alexander Pope, William Warburton - 1751
...bis managing : However, it is his fafeft way to be content with preferving this to his utmoft in thf Whole, without endeavouring to be more than he finds...his author is, in any particular place. 'Tis a great fecrct in writing to know when to be plain,' and when poetical and figurative.; and it is what Homer...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: Miscellaneous pieces in verse and prose

Alexander Pope - 1752
...expire in his managing : However, it is his fafeft way to be content with preferving this to his utmoft in the whole, without endeavouring to be more than...his author is, in any particular place. 'Tis a great fecrot in writing to know when to be plain, and when poetical and figurative ; and it is whar Homer...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions, and ...

Alexander Pope - 1754
...expire in his managing : However, it is his fafeft way to be content with preferving this to his utmofi in the whole, without endeavouring to be more than...is what Homer will teach us, if we will .but follow modefty in his footrteps. Where his diction is bold and lofty, let us raife ours as high as we can;...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Letters

Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester) - English literature - 1757
...expire in his managing : However it is his fafeir, way to be content with preferving this to his utmeft in the whole, without endeavouring to be more than...what Homer will teach us, if we •will but follow moclefty in his footfteps. Where his diction is bold and lofty, let us raife ours as high as we can...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Four Volumes Complete. With His Last ...

Alexander Pope - 1778
...expire in his managing: However, it is his iafeft way to be content with prcferving this to his utmoft in the whole, without endeavouring to be more than...figurative : and it is what Homer will teach us, if we but follow modefty in his footfteps. Where his diftion is bold and lofty, let us mile ours as high...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 35

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...expire in his managingi however it is his fafeft way to be content with preferving this to his utmoft in the whole, without endeavouring to be more than he finds his author is in any particular place. It is a great fecret in writing, to know when to be plain, and when poetical and figurative; and it...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. in Six Volumes Complete: Miscellaneous ...

Alexander Pope, William Warburton - 1787
...zs7 in his managing :' However, it is his fafeft way to be content with preferving this to his utmoft in the whole, •without endeavouring to be more than he finds his author is in any particular place. It is a great fecret in writing to know when to be plain, and when poetical and figurative : And it...
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Elegant extracts: or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose, selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - Literary Criticism - 1790 - 1019 pages
...expire in hit managing : however, it is his lafelt «rav to be content with prcferving this to au utmoll in the whole, without endeavouring to be more than he finds his author is, in any particular place. It is a great fecrct in writing, to know when to be plain, and when poetical and figurative ; and it...
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