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" True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed, a Life of the ... - Page 54
by Alexander Pope - 1846
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...vigour of a line, 360 Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance; As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. 365 Soft is...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 77-78

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...each foreign tongue; Prune the luxuriant, the uncouth refine, But show no mercy to an empty line ; I73 Then polish all with so much life and ease You think...dance." ' If such the plague, and pains, to write by rule, 180 Better (say I) be pleas'd, and play the fool; • Call, if you will, bad rhyming a disease;...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1796
...mercy to an emnty line ; 17 5 Then polish alt with so ranch life and ease You think 'tis Nature, Ľnd a knack to please : " But ease in writing flows from...As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance." 1 If such the plague, and pains, to writa by rule, iSo Better (say I) be pleas'd, and play the fool...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 1

George Campbell - English language - 1801
...observed in any manner which untutored Nature can produce. This sentiment is well expressed by the poet: But ease in writing flows from art, not chance ; As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance f. True ease in composition, accompanied with purity, differs as much from that homely manner which...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...foreign tongue ; 7443 r Prune the luxuriant, the uncouth refine, But show no mercy to an empty line ; 175 Then polish all with so much life and ease, You think...learn'd to dance." If such the plague and pains to write by rule, 180 Better ( say I) be pleas'd, and play the fool : Call, if you will, bad rhyming a disease,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...vigour of a line 360 Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. 365 Soft is...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...easy vigour of a line, Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense : Soft is the...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...time and care on his poems, before he ventured them out of his hands."! 27. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 1 It is well known that the writings of Voiture, of Sarassin, and La Fontaine, cost them much * Only...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...time and care on his poems, before he ventured them out of his hands."f 27. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.J It is well known that the writings of Voiture, of Sarassin, and La Fontaine, cost them much...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1807
...foreign tongue; J Prune the luxuriant, the uncouth reline, But show no mercy to an empty line; 175 Then polish all with so much life and ease, You think...from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learnt to dance.' If such the plague and pains to write by rule, 180 Better (say I) he pleas'd, and...
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