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" True wit is nature to advantage dress'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd ; Something, whose truth convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. "
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by william harrison ainsworth - 1857
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, 295 And hide with ornaments their want of art/ True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'rf ; Something whose truth, convinc'd at sight, we find, That gives us back the image...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, 295 And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd , Something whose truth convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. 300 .As...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...the living grace, \Vith gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True Wit is Nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'dj Something, whose truth convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope: In four volumes. Collated ..., Volumes 1-2

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...the living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd ; Something whose truth convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us hack the image of our mind. As shades...
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An essay on light reading, as it may be supposed to influence moral conduct ...

Edward Mangin - 1808
...the author has introduced a couplet from the writings of Pope, which bears rather hard on himself: " True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd.'* . Now, although there may be much nature in the characters (as Fielding has drawn them) of ostlers,...
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1808
...the living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd ; Something whose truth convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. As shades...
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An Essay on Light Reading: As it May be Supposed to Influence Moral Conduct ...

Edward Mangin - Literature and morals - 1808 - 213 pages
...author has introduced a couplet from the writings of Pope, .which bears rather hard on himself: ". True. wit is Nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd.*7 Now, although there may be much nature in the characters (as Fielding has drawn them)...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 5

1808
...grace, With gold and jewels euvcr cv'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit U Nature to advantage dress'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd ; Something, whose truth convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. As shade...
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Extracts from the Diary of a Lover of Literature

Thomas Green - Literature - 1810 - 241 pages
...dose. JAN. the 31s?. Read Boileau's Preface to his Works. Pope's sentiment in his Essay on Criticism, " True wit is nature to advantage dress'd; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd : LI 798.] Something, whose truth convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind."...
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Dialogues Concerning Eloquence in General: And, Particularly that Kind which ...

François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon, William Stevenson (rector of Morningthorp, Norfolk.) - Oratory - 1810 - 174 pages
...pretty, sparkling, quaint thoughts that do not tend to one of these ends, are only witty conceits. * True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd ; Something, whose truth convinc'd at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. As shades...
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