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" Poets, like painters, thus, unskill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is nature to advantage dress'd ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd... "
Poetical Works - Page 11
by Alexander Pope - 1808
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The Works of Mr. Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - Criticism - 1717 - 468 pages
...nothing's juft or fit; One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets like painters, thus, unskill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, And hide with Ornaments their want of art. True * wit is nature to advantage drefs'd, What...
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Miscellaneous Poems and Translations, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1722 - 294 pages
...painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace The naked nature atid the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part* And hide with ornaments their want of art. True * wit is nature to advantage drefs'd, What oft' was thought, but ne'er fo well exprefs'd; * NutHtam inttutmur, hmr. feqiMmur ; id...
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Dialogues Concerning Education

David Fordyce - Education - 1745 - 472 pages
...Daubers of Nature, than a favourite Poet is to blame thofe Pretenders to Wit, who, - — ^-unskilled to trace, *The naked Nature and the living Grace,...Part, And hide "with Ornaments their Want of Art. But after all, Madam, would you have Conver-. fation without its Ceremonials ? Cle. BY no means, Sir;...
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An essay on criticism. With notes by mr. Warburton

Alexander Pope - Criticism - 1749 - 110 pages
...nothing's juft or fit ; One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets like painters, thus, unskill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, 295 And hide with ornaments their want of art. True Wit is Nature to advantage drefs'd,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Juvenile poems

Alexander Pope - 1751 - 236 pages
...Nicety^ which is a bafying one's felf about points and fyllables. Poets, like painters, thus, unfkilFd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, 295 And hide with ornaments their want of art True Wit is Nature to advantage drefs'd,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope Esq, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1751 - 240 pages
...Nicety, which is a bufyinj one's felf about points Snd fyllables. Poets, like painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, 295 And hide with ornaments their want of art. True Wit is Nature to advantage drefs'd,...
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Poems on Several Occasions

Christopher Smart - English poetry - 1752 - 264 pages
...nothing's juft or fit, One glaring chaos, and wild heap of wit. 295 Poets like painters, thus unfkill'd to trace The naked nature, and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True -f- wit is nature to advantage drefs'd,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: Juvenile poems

Alexander Pope - 1752 - 398 pages
...f<. ft '^ chikuufelf with Kiitifr wsi&k ; 4 i-_fr j / vr^|V|H Poets like painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, 2 9 5 And hide with ornaments their want of art. True Wit is Nature to advantage drefs'd,...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1754 - 264 pages
...nothing's juft or fit; .One glaring Chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets like painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, 295 And hide with ornaments their want of art. True Wit is Nature to advantage drefs'd,...
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Juvenile poems

Alexander Pope - 1757 - 280 pages
...Nicety, which is a bufying one's felf about points and Syllables. Poets, like painters, thus, unfkill'd to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, 295 And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is Nature to advantage drefs'd...
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