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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 Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres - English literature - 1924 - 898 pages
...warm the last ; Though each may feel increases and decays, And see now clearer and now darker days. Morgan Ayres false, and value still the true. Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own, But catch the spreading...
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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - English Literature (selections: Extracts, Etc.) - 1925 - 1144 pages
...shall warm the last; Tho' each may feel increases and decays. And see now clearer and now darker days. "R 1 false, and value still the true. Some ne'er advance a Judgment of their own, But catch the spreading...
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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - English Literature (selections: Extracts, Etc.) - 1925 - 1144 pages
...and now darker days. Regard not then if Wit be old or new, SutT blame the talse ? and value stffl~the spreading notion of the Town; < 0< > They reason and conclude by precedent. And own stale nonsense...
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Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volumes 10-12

Languages, Modern - 1852
...wenn in ber ungcraben grage паф if ober whether Ьсппоф íjáufi ber ßonjunctw gcfunbcn wirb. „Regard not then if wit be old or new, but blame the false, and valu still the true." Pope. — „Whether all this be true, I have some doubt Johnson....
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Literary Criticism, Pope to Croce

Gay Wilson Allen, Harry Hayden Clark - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 659 pages
...warm the last; Though each may feel increases and decays, And see now clearer and now darker days ; 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 Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 850 pages
...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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Mind, Modality, Meaning, and Method

Richard M. Martin - Philosophy - 1983 - 225 pages
...over two thousand years with little discernible progress. On the Metaphysical Presuppositions of Logic "Regard not then if wit be old or new. But blame the false, and value still the true." Pope In his paper "The Metaphysical Presuppositions of Formal Logic,"...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 pages
...warm the last: Though each may feel increases and decays, And see now clearer and now darker days. 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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Studies in Criticism and Aest

Howard Anderson - Aesthetics, British - 1999 - 419 pages
...various ways critics go wrong. The passage points toward lines 406-7, whose meaning is unmistakable: Regard not then if Wit be old or new, But blame the false, and value still the true. That sentiment appears to contradict the passage discussed above beginning...
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