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" People seek for what they call wit, on all subjects, and in all places ; not considering that nature loves truth so well, that it hardly ever admit; of flourishing : Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty ; it is not only needless, but impairs what... "
The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes, and the ... - Page 55
by Alexander Pope - 1812
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The London Quarterly Review, Volumes 111-112

Religion - 1862
...of their purpose. ' Conceit is to nature,' says Pope, in an early letter, ' what paint is to beauty. There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.' No one will assert that this great poet was eminent in the best simplicity : but from faults of obscurity...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 112

Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle - English literature - 1862
...of their purpose. ' Conceit is to nature,' says Pope, in an early letter, ' what paint is to beauty. There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.' No one will assert that this great poet was eminent in the best simplicity ; but from faults of obscurity...
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The Molyneux family: or, How to do good

Julia Addison - 1865
...enjoy pleasures without him, which, but for his wilfulness, he might have shared." 71 CHAPTER V. " Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty ; it...only needless, but impairs what it would improve." — POPE. " Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they...
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The Christian pioneer, ed. by J.F. Winks

Joseph Foulkes Winks - 1870
...conscience is like a whirlpool, drawing in all to itself which would otherwise pass by. — Fuller. Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty, it is...only needless, but impairs what it would improve. — Pope. Despise a man, and you become of the kind you would make him ; love him, and you lift him...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Correspondence

Alexander Pope, John Wilson Croker, Whitwell Elwin, William John Courthope - 1871
...subjects, and in all places; not considering thai nature loves truth so well, that it hardly ever admits of flourishing. Conceit is to nature what paint is...above all the quaintness of wit ; insomuch that the crities have excluded wit from the loftiest poetry, as well as the lowest, and forbid it to the epic...
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The works of ...

A. Pope - 1871
...subjects, and in all places; not considering that nature loves truth so well, that it hardly ever admits of flourishing. Conceit is to nature what paint is...above all the quaintness of wit ; insomuch that the crities have excluded wit from the loftiest poetry, as well as the lowest, and forbid it to the epic...
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The works of Alexander Pope, Volume 5

Alexander Pope, John Wilson Croker, Whitwell Elwin, William John Courthope - Literary Criticism - 1889 - 11 pages
...subjects, and iu all places ; not considering that Nature loves truth so well that it hardly ever admits of flourishing. Conceit is to nature what paint is...only needless but impairs what it would improve."* Hence the various maxims in the Essay directed against the different forms of false wit; eg, the definition...
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Arthur's Home Magazine, Volumes 37-38

Timothy Shay Arthur - Art - 1871
...social intercourse is sometimes a gad treachery; and when it is not treacherous, it ig often foolish. CONCEIT is to nature what paint is to beauty ; it...only needless, but impairs what it would improve. WHAT THE PUBLIC LOST. BY MARY ELLA ПГПТТ. " Л1 TRLS," said Joe Henderson, looking VJ meditatively...
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Engelske forfattere i udvalg. med biografiske indeldminger og oplysende ...

Jakob Olaus Løkke - 1875
...under Swift S. 456. Pope siger i et af siue Breve: • Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty. There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit. « Eget for conceit er altsaa det Segte og Kunstlede i Modsaetning til det Simple og Naturlige. De...
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The Golden Gems of Life, Or Gathered Jewels for the Home Circle

Smith C. Ferguson, Emory Adams Allen - 1880
...world. It is vanity drawn from all other shifts, and forced to appeal to itself for admiration. It is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but it impairs what it would improve. He who gives himself airs of importance exhibits the credentials...
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