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" And here give me leave to mention what Monsieur Boileau has so well enlarged upon in the preface to his works: That wit and fine writing doth not consist so much in advancing things that are new, as in giving things that are known an agreeable turn. "
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: The Dunciad - Page xxi
by Alexander Pope - 1751
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The Spectator. ...

1712
...enlarged upon in the Preface to his Works, that Wit and fine Writing doth not confift fo much in advancing Things that are new, as in giving things that are...known an -agreeable Turn. It is impoffible, for us who who live in.the later Ages of the World, to make Obfervations in Criticifm, Morality, or in any Art...
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The Spectator, Volume 4

1738
...enlarged upon in the Preface to his Works, that Wit and fine Writing do not confift fo much in advancing Things that are new, as in giving Things that are...who live in the latter Ages of the World, to make Obfervations in Criticifm, Morality, or in any Art or Science, which have not been touched upon by...
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The Dunciad: With Notes Variorum, and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1729 - 221 pages
...in the preface to his works : That wit, and " fine writing, doth not confift fo much in advancing f things that are new, as in giving things that are " known an agreeable turn. It is impolfible for us " who live in the latter ages of the world, to make ?' observations ln criticifm,...
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The Dunciad: With Notes Variorum, and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus. Written ...

Alexander Pope - 1735 - 263 pages
...upon in the preface to his works : That wit and " fine writing doth not confift fo much in advancing " things that are new, as in giving things that are...who live in the latter ages of the world, to make " obfervations in criticifm, morality, or any art or " fcience, which have not been touch'd upon by...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1736
...upon in the preface to his works : That wit and " fine writing 4oth not confift fo much in advancing " things that are new, as in giving things that are...who live in the latter ages of the world, to make " obfervations in criticifm, morality, or any art or '• fcience, which have not been touch'd upon...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 1

William Ayre, Edmund Curll - Poets, English - 1745
...doth not confift fo •* much in advancing things that are new, as in " -giving Things that are new an agreeable Turn. " It is impoffible for us who live in the latter Ages " of the World, to make Obfervations in Criticifm, " Morality, or any Art or Science, which have *' not been touch'd upon by...
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Time ..., Volume 5

Robert Shiells - 1753
...fo much in advancing diiAgs •', • ti . :jj iJ .< "-bet vvc fv>fa 3i^. ibat that are new, as1 in giving things that are known an agreeable turn....who live in the latter ages of the world, to make obfervations in criticifm, morality, or any art anft fcience, which have not been touched upon by o-...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1754
...upon in the " preface to his works : That wit and fine writing " doth not confift fo much in advancing things that " are new, as in giving things that are...known an " agreeable turn. It is impoffible for us who lire r Spectator, N 253. " in the latter ages of the world, to make obferva" tions in criticifm,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: The Dunciad, in four books

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1757
...upon in the " preface to his works : That wit and fine writing " doth not confift fo much in advancing things that " are new, as in giving things that are..." agreeable turn. It is impoffible for us who live * Spectator, " in the latter ages of the world, to make obferva" tions in criticifm, morality, or any...
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The Dunciad, in four books

Alexander Pope - 1757
...upon in the preface to his works : That wit " and fine writing doth not confilt fo much in advancing " things that are new, as in giving things that are known " an agreeable turn. It is impofiible for us who live in '' the latter ages of the world, to make obfervations in " criticifm,...
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