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" Regard not then if wit be old or new, But blame the false, and value still the true. Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own, But catch the spreading notion of the town; They reason and conclude by precedent, 410 And own stale nonsense which they ne'er... "
The Works of the English Poets: Pope - Page 101
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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The Works of Mr. Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - Criticism - 1717 - 408 pages
...mall warm the laft. (Tho'each may feel encreafes and decays, And fee now clearer and now darker days) Regard not then if wit be old or new, But blame the...falfe, and value ftill the true. Some ne'er advance adjudgment of their own, But catch the fpreading notion of the town ; They reafon and conclude by precedent,...
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Miscellaneous Poems and Translations: By Several Hands. Particularly, I ...

English poetry - 1720
...ftiall warm the laft. (Tho' each may feel encreafes and decays, And fee now clearer and now darker days) Regard not then if wit be old or new, But blame the falfe, and value ftill the true. Some ne'er ad van cc s a judgment of their own,. But catch the fpreading notion of the town; They reafon and conclude...
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Miscellaneous Poems and Translations, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1722
...fliall warm the laft. (Tho' each may feel encreafes and decays, And fee now clearer and now darker days) Regard not then if wit be old or new, But blame the falie, and value ftill the true. Some ne'er advance a judgment of their OWR,. But catch the fpreading...
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An essay on criticism. With notes by mr. Warburton

Alexander Pope - Criticism - 1749 - 89 pages
...ftill i and, by breaking through the ftrongeft of m«nts, manifeft the eternity of .its nature. D , Some ne'er advance a Judgment of their own, But catch the fpreadi'ng notiort of the town ; They reafon and conclude by precedent; 4I0 And own ftale nonfenfe which they...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Juvenile poems

Alexander Pope - 1751
...may feel encreafes and decays, . And fee now clearer and now darker days. 405 Regard not then if W it be old or new, But blame the falfe, and value ftill...410 And own ftale nonfenfe which they ne'er invent. Some judge of authors names, not works, and then Nor praife nor blame the writings, but the men. Of...
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The Works of Alexander Pope Esq, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1751 - 274 pages
...warm the laft ; Tho' each may feel encreafes and decays, And fee now clearer and now darker days. 405 Regard not then if Wit be old or new, But blame the fal/e, and value ftill the true. Some ne'er advance a Judgment of their own, But catch the fpreading...
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Poems on Several Occasions

Christopher Smart - English poetry - 1752 - 230 pages
...fhall warm the kft. (Tho' each may feel increafes and decays,. And fee now clearer and now darker days) Regard not then if wit be old or new, But blame the falfe and value ftill the true. 410 Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own> But catch the fpeading notion of the town; They reafon...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1754
...and decays, And fee now clearer and now darker days. 405 Regard not then if Wit be old or new, Hut blame the falfe, and value ftill the true. Some ne'er...410 And own ftale nonfenfe which they ne'er invent. Some judge of authors names, networks, and then Ps or praife nor blame the writings, but the men. Of...
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Juvenile poems

Alexander Pope - 1757
...warm the laft ; Tho' each may feel encreafes and decays, And fee now clearer and now darker days. 405 Regard not then if Wit be old or new, But blame the...their own, But catch the fpreading notion of the Town ; COM MENTARY. telleftual light, like the material light of the Sun itfelf, may not fhine at all times,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1760
...warm the laft ; Tho' each may feel encreafes and decays, And fee now clearer and now darker days. 405 Regard not then if Wit be old or new, But blame the...their own, But catch the fpreading notion of the Town ; COM MENTAR Y. VER. 408. Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own.~\ A fecond inftance of unlearned...
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