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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: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 101
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1760
...warm the lafl ; 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...ne'er advance a Judgment of their own, But catch the ipreading notion of the Town ; COMMENTARY. VER. 408. Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own.~\...
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The art of poetry on a new plan, illustrated with a great variety of ...

Art - 1762
...wrong, while others borrow their opinions from the town, and change them, as they change their company. Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own, But catch...the town ; They reafon and conclude by precedent, And own ftale nonfenfe which they ne'er invent. Some judge of author's names, not works, and then Nor...
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The Art of Poetry on a New Plan: Illustrated with a Great Variety of ...

John Newbery - English poetry - 1762 - 252 pages
...wrong, while others borrow their opinions from the town, and change them, as they change their company. Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own, But catch the fpreading notion of the town ; They reafbn and conclude by precedent, And own fiale nonfenfe which they ne'er invent. Some judge of author's...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1770
...VER. 374. fftar kvai Timothens, etc.] See Alexanltfi er the Povmr of Mujic ; an Qje by Mr. Qrydto. fc. Regard not then if wit be old or new, But blame the falfe, and value ftill the true. Some ne'er advar.ce a judgment of their own, But ca'ch the fpreading notion of the town ; They reafon and conclude...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...warm the last; Tho'each may feel increases and decays, And see now clearer and now darker days. 405 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...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Four Volumes Complete. With His Last ...

Alexander Pope - 1778
...warm the laft : 405 (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 ilill the truet Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own, 410 But catch the fpreading notion of the...
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The Beauties of Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1783 - 278 pages
...Camilla fceurs the plain, Flies o'er th'unbending corn, and fkims along the main. IBID. p. 87. IMITATION. SOME ne'er advance a judgment of their own,' But catch...the town ; They reafon and conclude by precedent, And own ftale nonfenfe which they ne'er invent. Some judge of authors names, not works, and then Nor...
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Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining, in Poetry, Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1791
...warm the '.„;•. , 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...But catch the fpreading notion of the town ; They rcafon and conclude hy precedent, And own ftalc nonfcnfe which they ne'e rinvent Some judge of authors...
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Elegant Extracts; Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry ..., Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - Conduct of life - 1791
...cncreafct and decays. And fee now clearer and now darker idays ; BOOK II. DIDACTIC, DESC RT PTIVE, &c. 177 Regard not then if wit be old or new, But blame the fa!fc, and value ftill the trjie. Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own, But catch the fpreading...
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The Poems, of the Late Christopher Smart, ... Consisting of His Prize Poems ...

Christopher Smart - 1791
...warm the laft. (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. Some ne'er advance a judgment of' their own,. But. catch the fpreading...
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