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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 English Poets

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1901
...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 Complete Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1903 - 672 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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Introduction to English Literature, with Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1905 - 700 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 Rape of the Lock: And Other Poems

Alexander Pope - Catholics - 1906 - 157 pages
...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 notion of the Town ; They reason and conclude by precedent, 410 And own stale nonsense which...
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The Rape of the Lock: And Other Poems

Alexander Pope - Catholics - 1906 - 157 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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Introduction to English Literature: With Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1906 - 700 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 Oxford Treasury of English Literature, Volume 3

Grace Eleanor Hadow, William Henry Hadow - English literature - 1908
...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 judgement of their own, But catch the spreading...
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Century Readings for a Course in English Literature, Volume 2

John William Cunliffe, James Francis Augustine Pyre, Karl Young - English literature - 1910 - 966 pages
...and now darker days. Regard not then if wit be old or new, 406 But blame the false, and value still spreading notion of the town ; They reason and conclude by precedent, 4' And own stale nonsense which...
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English Poets of the Eighteenth Century

Ernest Bernbaum - English poetry - 1918 - 364 pages
...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 notion of the town ; They reason and conclude by precedent, And own stale nonsense which...
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English Poets of the Eighteenth Century

Ernest Bernbaum - English poetry - 1918 - 364 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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