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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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A history of English critical terms

Jeremiah Wesley Bray - Criticism - 1898 - 345 pages
...softened the rigid outlines of historical fact. 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. 1706. POPE, VI, p. 51. Some to conceit alone their taste confine, And glitt'ring thoughts struck out...
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Proverbial Wisdom: Proverbs, Maxims and Ethical Sentences, of Interest to ...

Abram N. Coleman - 1903 - 302 pages
...cannot delight in the sun. Sir P. Sidney. 27. 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. Pope. 28. Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable, than truth. Faithfulness and truth are the...
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Best Thoughts of Best Thinkers: Amplified, Classified, Exemplified and ...

Hialmer Day Gould, Edward Louis Hessenmueller - Quotations, English - 1904 - 643 pages
...The country needs repose, and repose can only be found in everlasting principles. — Charles Sumner. Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless but it impairs what it would improve. — Pope. Conceit may puff a man up, but can never prop him up. —...
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Studies in American and British literature

Inez Nellie Canfield McFee - American literature - 1905 - 557 pages
...to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see: That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me. Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty: it is...only needless, but impairs what it would improve. Vice is a monster of such hideous mien That to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English poetry - 1908
...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...simplicity, which is far above all the quaintness of wit." — Letter to Walsh, July 2, 1706. "I must take notice of .... your hint 'that the sprightliness of...
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ENGLISH POEMS

WALTER C. BRONSON - 1908
...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...simplicity, which is far above all the quaintness of wit."—Letter to Walsh, July 2, 1706. "I must take notice of .... your hint 'that the sprightliness...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1908 - 644 pages
...self-respect of conceited men relieves other» from the duty of respecting them at all. — HW Beecher. 9+ it impairs what it would improve. — Pope. The more one speaks of himself, the lesf be likes to hear...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1908 - 644 pages
...self-respect of conceited men relieves other» from the duty of respecting them at all. — //. W. Beecher. Conceit is to nature, what paint is to beauty ; it is not only needless, but it impairs what it would improve. — Pope. The more one speaks of himself, the les* he likes to hear...
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Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach

Roger S. Pressman - Computers - 2005 - 880 pages
...multiple iterations to simplify. The pay-off is software that is more maintainable and less error-prone. "There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit." Alexander Pope (1688-1 744) The Third Principle: Maintain the Vision A clear vision is essential to...
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