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" True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. "
The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes, and the ... - Page 244
by Alexander Pope - 1812
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - 1796 - 524 pages
...vigour of a line, 360 Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance; As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. 365 Soft is...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1890 - 562 pages
...of each foreign tongue; Prune the luxuriant, the uncouth refine, But show no mercy to an empty line: Then polish all, with so much life .and ease, You think 'tis nature, and a knack to please : '' But easa in writing flows from art, not chance ; As those move easiest who have learnt to dance." If such...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 77-78

John Bell - 1796 - 480 pages
...each foreign tongue; Prune the luxuriant, the uncouth refine, But show no mercy to an empty line ; I73 Then polish all with so much life and ease You think...' If such the plague, and pains, to write by rule, 180 Better (say I) be pleas'd, and play the fool; • Call, if you will, bad rhyming a disease; It...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

1796 - 500 pages
...mercy to an emnty line ; 17 5 Then polish alt with so ranch life and ease You think 'tis Nature, Ľnd a knack to please : " But ease in writing flows from...As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance." 1 If such the plague, and pains, to writa by rule, iSo Better (say I) be pleas'd, and play the fool...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 1

George Campbell - 1801 - 462 pages
...observed in any manner which untutored Nature can produce. This sentiment is well expressed by the poet: But ease in writing flows from art, not chance ; As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance f. True ease in composition, accompanied with purity, differs as much from that homely manner which...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 190 pages
...along, Serenely pure, and yet divinely strong, Rich with the treasure of each foreign tongue ; 7443 r Prune the luxuriant, the uncouth refine, But show...dance." If such the plague and pains to write by rule, 180 Better ( say I) be pleas'd, and play the fool : Call, if you will, bad rhyming a disease, It gives...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 236 pages
...vigour of a line 360 Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. 365 Soft is...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 422 pages
...time and care on his poems, before he ventured them out of his hands."! 27. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 1 It is well known that the writings of Voiture, of Sarassin, and La Fontaine, cost them much * Only...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 408 pages
...easy vigour of a line, Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense : Soft is the...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 420 pages
...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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