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The Works of Alexander Pope - Page 47
by Alexander Pope - 1737
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Letters of Mr. Pope, and Several Eminent Persons, from the Year ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1735
...of our Age will not relifh a Poem of that fort. People feek for what they call Wit, on all fubje&s, and in all Places ; not confidering that Nature loves...to Nature what Paint is to Beauty ; it is not only needlels, but impairs what it wou'd improve. There is a certain Majefty in Simplicity which is far...
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Mr. Pope's literary correspondence for thirty years; from 1704 to 1734 ...

Alexander Pope - Literary Collections - 1735 - 439 pages
...ouf Age will not relifh a Poem of that fort. People feck for what they call fftty on all fubjecls, and in all places ; not confidering that Nature loves...admits of flourifhing : Con^ceit is to Nature what Taint is to Beauty j it is not only needlefs, but impairs- what it wou'd improve. There is a certain...
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Letters of Mr. Pope, and Several Eminent Persons, from the Year ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1735
...thac fort. People febk for what they call Wity on all fubjecT:s, and in all Places ; not cohfidering that Nature loves Truth fo well, that it hardly ever admits of flouriftiing : Conceit is to Nature what Paint is to Beauty ; it is not only needlefs, but impairs...
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Faithful Shepherd

Battista Guarini, Sir Richard Fanshawe - Drama - 1736 - 260 pages
...Wit on all Subjects, and in all Pieces, not confideri^g Nature loves Truth fo well, that it rarely ever admits of flourifhing. Conceit is to Nature,...Beauty ; it is not only needlefs, but impairs what it would improve. ..There is a certain Majefty in Simplicity which is far above all the Quaintnefs of...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Alexander Pope, Esq: Faithfully ...

Edmund Curll - Poets, English - 1745
...of our Age will not relifti a Poem of that Sort. People feek for what they call Wit, on all Subje&s, and in all Places ; not confidering that Nature loves...to Nature what Paint is to Beauty ; it is not only needlefe, but impairs what it wou'd improve. There is a certain Majefty in Simplicity, which is far...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Letters

Alexander Pope, William Warburton - 1751
...our age will not relifh a poem of that fort. People feek for what they call wit, on all fubjecr.s, and in all places ; not confidering that nature loves truth fo well, that it hardly ever admits of flourifhina;: Conceit istonaJO ture what paint is to beauty ; it is not only needlefs, but impairs...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Letters

Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester) - English literature - 1757
...will not relifh a poem of that fort. People feek for what they call wit, on all fubjetts, and in ail places ; not confidering that nature loves truth fo...beauty ; it is not only needlefs, but impairs what it would improve. There is a certain majcfty in fimplicity, which is far above all FROM W. WA LSH, Es^...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 7

Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester) - English poetry - 1760
...places; not conlidering that nature loves truth fo weH, that it hardly ever admits of flouriming : Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty ; it is not only needlefs, but impairs what it would improve. There is a certain majefty in fimplicity which is far above all the quaintnefs of wit...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1764
...People feek for what they call wit, on all fuhjecte, and in all places; not confidering that natare loves truth fo well, that it hardly ever admits of flourifhing: Conceit is to nature what paint J3 to beauty; it is not only needlefs, but impairs what h would improve. There is a certain majefty...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Four Volumes Complete. With His Last ...

Alexander Pope - 1778
...Paftoral comedy, becaufc, I think, the tafte of our age will not relifh a poem of that fort. People feek for what they call wit, on all fubjefts, and in all...beauty ; it is not only needlefs, but impairs what it would improve. There is a certain majefty in fimplicity, which is far above all the quaintnefs of wit...
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