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" Tis hard to say if greater want of skill Appear in writing or in judging ill ; But of the two less dangerous is th' offence To tire our patience than mislead our sense : Some few in that, but numbers err in this, Ten censure wrong for one who writes amiss... "
The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ... - Page 100
by Alexander Pope - 1807
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Poetical Miscellanies: Consisting of Original Poems and Translations

English poetry - 1714 - 318 pages
...Soul ftie warms, S With Balm upon her Lips, and Raptures in her Arms. S Codvington. "is hard to fay, if greater Want of Skill Appear in writing, or in judging, ill : wit, of the twc, lefs dang'rpus is th' Offence, To tire our Patience, than miHead our Senfe : Some...
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The Poetical Register: Or, The Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick ...

Giles Jacob - Dramatists, English - 1720
...Metaphors, and Observations on Poetry and Criticifm : It begins with thefe LineĢ j *Tit hard to fay, îf greater want of Skill Appear in Writing, or in Judging ill ', But, of the two, left dangrvtu is thy Offener To tire our Patience, than mislead our Senfeģ - Stme few in that, but...
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Bibliotheca Technologica: Or, a Philological Library of Literary Arts and ...

Benjamin Martin - Knowledge, Theory of - 1737 - 651 pages
...fame great Perfon begins his Ej/av OK Critidfm with an Obfervation of a like Nature; 'Tis hard to fay if greater want of Skill Appear in writing or in judging ill: But of the two lefs dangerous is th* Offence To tire our Patience than miflead our Senle. Some few in that, but Numbers...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...Vida, v. 705. Boileau, v. 714. Lord Roscommon, &c. v. 725. Conclusion. AN ESSAY ON CRITICISM. PART I. TIS hard to say, if greater want of skill Appear in...writing, or in judging ill ; But, of the two, less dang'rous is th' offence To tire our patience, than mislead our sense: Some few in that, but numbers...
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Opere poetiche del Signor abate Carlo Innocenzio Frugoni, fra gli Arcadi ...

Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni - History - 1779
...quanto sia malagevol cosa l'alf lanciarsi la giornča d'Aristarco , e con quanta ragione dicesse Pope: 'Tis hard to say , if greater want of skill Appear in writing , or in judging ili . (6o) L'arte precipua dell'ottimo Poeta si č lo svestire della loro severa natura le gravi Scienze,...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - Rhetoric - 1801 - 392 pages
...succeeding syllable, so as not to increase the number of syllables to the ear, or at all to hurt the melody. Tis hard to say, if greater want of skill Appear in...writing, or in judging ill ; ' But of the two, less dang'rous is th' offence To tire our patience, than mislead our sense. Pope. Him the Almighty Power...
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The Port Folio

Joseph Dennie, Asbury Dickins - Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1809
...antithesis, the opposite parts of which are always emphatical. Thus in the following couplet from Pope : Tis hard to say, if greater want of skill Appear in writing or in judging ill. The words writing s^A judging are opposed to each other, and are, therefore, the emphatical words:...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope: with his last corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester), Colley Cibber - 1804 - 754 pages
...Vida, v.705. Boileau, v. 714. Lord Roscommon, Sec. v. 725. Conclusion. AN ESSAY ON CRITICISM. PART I. 'Tis hard to say if greater want of skill Appear in writing or in judging ill ; But of the two less dang'rous is th' offence To tire our patience than mislead our sense : Some few in that, but numbers...
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Some of Ossian's Lesser Poems Rendered Into Verse: With a Preliminary ...

James Macpherson, Archibald M'Donald - 1805 - 284 pages
...genius as to write well. The thought is taken from the first lines of Pope's Essay on Criticism. " "Tis hard to say, if greater want of skill " Appear...judging ill; " But of the two, less dangerous is th' oflence " To tire our patience, than mislead our sense. '* Some few in that, but numbers err in this,...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...minister of state. CHARACTER and DUTY of a true Came. {POPE'S ESSAT ON CRITICISM,} 'Tis hard to nay, if greater want of skill Appear in writing, or in judging ill ; But of the two, less dang'rous u th' offence To tire our patience, than mislead our sense. Some few in that, but numbers...
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