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" Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend; From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art, Which, without passing thro' the judgment, gains The heart, and all its... "
Miscellaneous Poems and Translations: By Several Hands. Particularly, I ... - Page 40
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The Works of Mr. Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1717 - 468 pages
...end) Some lucky Licence anfwers to the full Th' intent propos'd, that Licence is a rule. Thus PegafuSj a nearer way to take, May boldly deviate from the...offend, And rife to faults true Critics dare not mend ; * Neque tarn fanfta funt ifta Precepta, fed hoc quicquid ejij Utilitas excogitaiiit } Nun negalo...
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Bibliotheca Technologica: Or, a Philological Library of Literary Arts and ...

Benjamin Martin - 1737 - 720 pages
...Genius. Mathematical and Me cbani ••»/»> r-'-i.'>/u*t <>1 £/}ttialft G.cmmaranJ Of CRITICIS M. Great Wits fometimes may glorioufly offend, And rife...Critics dare not mend, From vulgar Bounds with brave Difbrdcr part, Andfnatcb a Grace beyond the Reach of Art. IF then Nature has liberally endowed a Man...
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Dionysius Longinus On the Sublime

Longinus, William Smith - 1743 - 256 pages
...every where boaft, &c.] So Mr. Pope, in the Spirit of Longinus : Great wits fometimes may glorioitfy offend, And rife to faults true critics dare not mend ; From vulgar bounds with brave diforder part , And fnatch a grace beyond the rules of art ; Which, without pajfmg thro' the judgment,...
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A New Translation of the Funeral Oration of His Eminence the Cardinal de ...

Charles Frey de Neuville - 1744 - 146 pages
...: But as this would make me exceed the propofed Bounds, IJhall only fay with the inimitable Pope, * Great Wits fometimes may glorioufly offend, And rife...Critics dare not mend ; From vulgar Bounds with brave Diforder part, And fnatch a Grace beyond the Reach of Art, Which, without paffing through the Judgment,...
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Meditations and Contemplations: In Two Volumes, Volume 2

James Hervey - 1748 - 328 pages
...fo finely defcribes ; and, while he defcribcs, exemplifies : , Great Wits fometimes may glor.ioujly offend, And rife to Faults true Critics dare not mend ; From vulgar Bounds with brave Diforder part, And fcatch a Grace beyond the Reach of Art. on Criticijm. St. Paul's— ~ — lAo^irVlif®'...
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An essay on criticism. With notes by mr. Warburton

Alexander Pope - 1749 - 110 pages
...Some lucky Licence anfwers to the full Th' intent propos'd, that Licence is a rule. ! Thus Pegafus, a nearer way to take, May boldly deviate from the common track ; COM MEN TA RY. where a great beauty is in the Poet's view which no ftated 'Rjtles will direft him...
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Monthly Review; Or Literary Journal Enlarged, Volume 79

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1788 - 738 pages
...wifli them away. How ftrikingly does it exemplify what Pope fays in his Eflay on Criticifm, 1. 159. Great Wits fometimes may glorioufly offend, And rife to faults true Critics dare not mend. From the many notes fubjoined to the other poems, various infiances of the Editor's labour, erudition, and...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Juvenile poems

Alexander Pope - 1751 - 236 pages
...our eyes, -j Which out of nature's common order rife, C The Qiapelefs rock, or hanging precipice. 3 Great Wits fometimes may glorioufly offend, And rife to faults true Critics dare not mend. 1 60 But tho' the Ancients thus their rules invade, (As Kings difpenfe with laws themfelves have made)...
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The Works of Alexander Pope Esq, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1751 - 240 pages
...end) Some lucky Licence anfwer to the full Th' intent propos'd, that Licence is a rule. Thus Pegafus, a nearer way to take, May boldly deviate from the common track ; From vulgar bounds with brave diforder part, And match a grace beyond the reach of art, Which without...
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Poems on Several Occasions

Christopher Smart - 1752 - 264 pages
...Some lucky licence anfwers to the full Th' intent propos'd, that licence is a rule. 150 Thus Pegafus a nearer way to take, May boldly deviate from the...fometimes may glorioufly offend, And rife to faults true criticks dare not mend ; From vulgar bounds with brave diforder part, 155 And fnatch a grace beyond...
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