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" True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest, who have learned to dance : 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope - Page 82
by Alexander Pope - 1807 - 408 pages
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - 1796 - 524 pages
...some unmeaning thing they call " a thought," A needless Alexandrine ends the song, 356 That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and knoir What's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow; And praise the easy vigour of a line, 360 Where...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 418 pages
...That, like a wounded snake, draws its slow length along. Leave such-te tune their own dull rhimes, and know What's roundly smooth , or languishingly...from art not chance , As those move easiest who have learn 'd to dance. 'Tis not enough, no harshness gives offence , The sound must aeem an echo to the...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 924 pages
...opposed to softness, in writing or painting. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What 's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow; And praise...easy vigour of a line, Where Denham's strength and Walter's sweetness join. fye. Caracci's strenrth, Coregjjio's softer line, Paulo's free stroke, and...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 416 pages
...evident that he bestowed much time and care on his poems, before he ventured them out of his hands."f 27. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. J • i It is well known that the writings of Voiture, of Sarassin, and La Fontaine, cost them much...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope. In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 420 pages
...evident that he bestowed much time and care on his poems, before he ventured them out of his hands."f 27. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.J It is well known that the writings of Voiture, of Sarassin, and La Fontaine, cost them much...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ...

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808 - 328 pages
...they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded suake, drags its glow length along. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes,...languishingly slow, And praise the easy vigour of a line [join. Where Denhatn's strength and Waller's sweetuess True ease in writing comes from art, not chance,...
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The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1808 - 434 pages
...song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along Leave such \o tune their own dull rhimes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow ; And praise the easy vigour of a line, WThere Denham's strength, and Waller's sweetness join True ease in writing comes from art, not chance....
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2

British poets - 1809 - 526 pages
...the song, Tiiat, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. Leave such to tune their own doll rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow, And praise the easy vigour of a line Where J>enham*s strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not cJiance, As...
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Poems

Joseph Addison - 1810 - 312 pages
...needless Alexandrine ends the song, [longthat, like a wounded snake, drags it's slow length aLeave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know what's...languishingly slow; and praise the easy vigour of a line, 360 where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance,...
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Smart, Wilkie, P. Whitehead, Fawkes, Lovibond, Harte, Langhorne, Goldsmith ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 648 pages
...aueet. A needless Alexandrine ends the sonpf, falon?. That, like a vouoded snake, dratrs its slow length Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know...languishingly slow, And praise the easy vigour of of a line Where Denham's strength, and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art,...
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