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" In Pope I cannot read a line, But with a sigh I wish it mine; When he can in one couplet fix More sense than I can do in six; It gives me such a jealous fit, I cry, "Pox take him and his wit! "
Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington - Page 86
1920
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Heroes of Literature: English Poets. A Book for Young Readers

John Dennis - Poets, English - 1883 - 406 pages
...thoughts into couplets that, after the lapse of a century and a half, retain all their freshness.* * "In Pope I cannot read a line But with a sigh I wish...one couplet fix More sense than I can do in six." (Swift.) The poem is a mistake, for the subject was beyond the grasp of the poet ; but it is a splendid...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and ...

Jonathan Swift - 1883
...station, 'Tis all on me a usurpation. I have no title to aspire ; Yet, when you sink, I seem the higher. in Pope I cannot read a line, But with a sigh I wish...in one couplet fix More sense than I can do in six ; It gives me such a jealous fit, I cry, " Pox take him and his witj^ I grieve to be outdone by Gay...
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Heroes of literature, English poets

John Dennis - 1883
...thoughts into couplets that, after the lapse of a century and a half, retain all their freshness.* * " In Pope I cannot read a line But with a sigh I wish it mine ; When he can in one couplet fix More se'.isc than I can tlo in six." (Swift.) The poem is a mistake, for the subject was beyond the grasp...
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Heroes of Literature: English Poets. A Book for Young Readers

John Dennis - Poets, English - 1883 - 406 pages
...the lapse of a century and a half, retain all their freshness.* * " In I'ope I cannot read a line Hut with a sigh I wish it mine ; When he can in one couplet fix More sense than I can <lo in six." (Swift.) The poem is a mistake, for the subject was beyond the grasp of the poet ; but...
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Our Great Writers, Or, Popular Chapters on Some Leading Authors

Samuel Andrews (M.A.) - English literature - 1884 - 275 pages
...poetic glory. Swift would say he envied Pope his style, by way of praising him that was all. ' In Pope I cannot read a line, But with a sigh I wish...in one couplet fix More sense than I can do in six, It gives me such a jealous fit I cry, " Pox take him and his wit !" ' Swift would say this to make...
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A Popular Manual of English Literature: Containing Outlines of the ..., Volume 1

Maude Gillete Phillips - English literature - 1885 - 571 pages
...Twickenham. LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU. I could never get the blockhead to study his grammar. JONATHAN SWIFT. In Pope I cannot read a line But with a sigh...in one couplet fix More sense than I can do in six. Ibid. He [Dryden] died, nevertheless, in a good old age, possessed of the kingdom of Wit, and was...
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Bryant, and His Friends: Some Reminiscences of the Knickerbocker Writers

James Grant Wilson - American literature - 1886 - 443 pages
...I think in 1846 while speaking of "the little wasp of Twickenham," Poe quoted Swift's stanza: " In Pope I cannot read a line But with a sigh I wish...one couplet fix More sense than I can do in six." Much good literary work was done by Poe and the other Knickerbocker writers, that is now entombed in...
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Bryant, and His Friends: Some Reminiscences of the Knickerbocker Writers

James Grant Wilson - American literature - 1886 - 443 pages
...speaking of "the little wasp of Twickenham," Poe quoted Swift's stanza: " In Pope I cannot md a line Bui with a sigh I wish it mine, When he can in one couplet fix More sense than I can do in six." Much good literary work was done by Poe and the other Knickerbocker writers, that is now entombed...
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Proceedings, Volume 42

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1888
...the Essay on Man. Well indeed might Dean Swift, who was himself a master of condensation, write : In Pope I cannot read a line But with a sigh I wish it mine ; While he can in one couplet fix More sense than I can do in six. Of the poets whose writings are...
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Proceedings of the Literary & Philosophical Society of Liverpool, Issue 42

Humanities - 1888
...the Essay on Man. Well indeed might Dean Swift, who was himself a master of condensation, write : In Pope I cannot read a line But with a sigh I wish it mine ; While he can in one couplet fix More sense than I can do in six. Of the poets whose writings are...
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