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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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Six Centuries of English Poetry: Tennyson to Chaucer : Typical Selections ...

James Baldwin - English poetry - 1892 - 308 pages
...shall warm the last ; Tho' 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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Selections from Pope's Works: An Essay on Criticism, The Rape of the Lock ...

Alexander Pope - 1893 - 156 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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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1893 - 505 pages
...warm the last ;t Tho' 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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1893 - 505 pages
...shall warm the last ; Tho" 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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir and Notes

Alexander Pope - 1899 - 485 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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Introduction to English Literature: Including a Number of Classic Works ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1894 - 633 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. And own stale nonsense which they ne'er invent. Some judge of authors'...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1895
...shall warm the last ; Tho' 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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Pope's Essay on Criticism

John Churton Collins - 1896
...clearer and now darker days. Begard 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...
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Selected Poems: The Essay on Criticism ; The Moral Essays

Alexander Pope - 1896 - 114 pages
...sublimes, 400 R,. 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 i But catch the spreading notion...
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Literary Pamphlets Chiefly Relating to Poetry from Sidney to Byron: I ...

Ernest Rhys - English poetry - 1897
...shall warm the last; Tho' each may feel encreases 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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