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" Boileau has so very well enlarged upon in the preface to his works, that wit and fine writing doth not consist so much in advancing things that are new, as in giving things that are known an agreeable turn. "
The Works of Alexander Pope - Page 24
by Alexander Pope - 1822
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The Spectator, Volume 4

1738
...enlarged upon in the Preface to his Works, that Wit and fine Writing do not confift fo much in advancing Things that are new, as in giving Things that are known an agreeable Turn. It is impoffible for us, who live in the latter Ages of the World, to make Obfervations in Criticifm, Morality,...
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The Dunciad: With Notes Variorum, and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1729 - 221 pages
...in the preface to his works : That wit, and " fine writing, doth not confift fo much in advancing f things that are new, as in giving things that are " known an agreeable turn. It is impolfible for us " who live in the latter ages of the world, to make ?' observations ln criticifm,...
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The Spectator ...

1729
...us, who live in the latter Ages of the World, to make Obfervations in Criticifm, Morality, orinanyArt or Science, which have not been touched upon by others. We have little elfe left us, but to reprefent the common Senfe of Mankind in mora lining, more beautiful, or more...
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The Dunciad: With Notes Variorum, and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus. Written ...

Alexander Pope - 1735 - 263 pages
...upon in the preface to his works : That wit and " fine writing doth not confift fo much in advancing " things that are new, as in giving things that are " known an agreeable turn. It is impoffible for us " who live in the latter ages of the world, to make " obfervations in criticifm,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1736
...upon in the preface to his works : That wit and " fine writing 4oth not confift fo much in advancing " things that are new, as in giving things that are " known an agreeable turn. It is impoffible for us " who live in the latter ages of the world, to make " obfervations in criticifm,...
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The Spectator: ...

1737
...advancing Things that are new, as in giving Things that are known an agreeable Turn. It is impoffible for us, who live in the latter Ages of the World, to make Observations in Criticifm, Morality, or in any Art or Science, which have not been touched upon by others. We have...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 1

William Ayre, Edmund Curll - Poets, English - 1745
...advancing things that are new, as in " -giving Things that are new an agreeable Turn. " It is impoffible for us who live in the latter Ages " of the World, to make Obfervations in Criticifm, " Morality, or any Art or Science, which have *' not been touch'd upon by...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: The Dunciad

Alexander Pope - 1751
...upon in the preface to his works : That " wit and fine writing doth not contort fo much in advan" cing things that are new, as in giving things that are " known an agreeable turn. It is impoffible for us who " live in the latter ages of the world, to make obferva" tions in criticifm,...
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Time ..., Volume 5

Robert Shiells - 1753
...fv>fa 3i^. ibat that are new, as1 in giving things that are known an agreeable turn. It is impoffible for us, who live in the latter ages of the world, to make obfervations in criticifm, morality, or any art anft fcience, which have not been touched upon by o-...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1760
...upon in the preface to " his works : That wit and fine writing doth " notconfift fo much in advancing things that " are new, as in giving things that are known " an agreeable turn. It is impoffible for us " who live in the latter ages of the world, to make obfervations in criticifm, morality,...
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