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" True wit is nature to advantage drest ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well exprest. "
Men and Manners of the Eighteenth Century - Página 149
por Susan Hale - 1898 - 318 páginas
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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

Henry Fielding - 1749 - 316 páginas
...the Shops. •* - •»•- rj,»*'*-1 * • But the whole, to continue the fame Metaphor, confifts in the Cookery of the Author; for, as Mr. Pope tells us, True Wit is Nature to Advantage dreft, '••What oft* was thought, but ne'er fo well cxpreft. ••• ..: V : , • The fame Animal...
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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, Volumen1

Henry Fielding - 1775
...Bologna faufage is to be found in the fhops. But the whole, to continue the fame metaphor, coniiils in the cookery of the author ; for, as Mr Pope tells us, True lait Is Nature to advantage drefs'J, What eft 'wai thought, but rie'er fo .well exprefs'J. The fame...
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The novelist's magazine

1781
...Bologna faulage is to be found in the (bops. But the whole, to continue the fame metaphor, conlifts in the cookery of the author; for, as Mr. Pope tells us, True wit is nature to advantage dreft, What oft was thought, but ne'er Co well «zpreft. The fame animal which hath the honour to have...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...for, is his being constantly the same. He is never what we call hum-drum ; never unwilling to begin (True wit is Nature to advantage drest ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well exprest.) [Pope's Essay on Criticism, ii. 297.] but surprising allusions, brilliant sallies of vivacity, and...
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The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for ..., Volumen2

1803
...we laugh, and wonder That things so like, so long were kept asunder. * Pope thus defines wit — — True wit is nature to advantage drest, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well exprest. This by no means appears an accurate definition. Wit, to deserve its name, must in some degree strike...
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Tom Jones

Henry Fielding, Arthur Murphy - 1806
...the same name. In reality, true nature is as difficult to be met with in authors, as the Bayonne ham, or Bologna sausage, is to be found in the shops. But...ne'er so well exprest. The same animal which hath the honour to have some part of his flesh eaten at the table of a duke, may perhaps be degraded in another...
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The Principles of Eloquence: Adapted to the Pulpit and the Bar

Jean Siffrein Maury - 1807 - 275 páginas
...certain method of preaching well for yourself, is to preach usefully to others. § POPE justly observes " True wit is nature to advantage drest, '"What oft was thought, but ne'er so well exprest ; "'Something, whose truth convinc'd at sight we find, ' That gives us back the image of our mind....
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1807 - 460 páginas
...for wit of all kinds too : not merely that power of language which Pope chooses to denominate wit : (True wit is Nature to advantage drest ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well exprest.) envy Burke for, is, his being constantly the same. He is never what we call hum-drum ; never unwilbut...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - 1809 - 363 páginas
...acceptation at present, whereas it is evidently used in the old acceptation for genius (esprit).... " True wit is nature to advantage drest, " What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd." But if it is the " wit of a man" to which the critic objects, he ought to have known...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

James Boswell - 1810 - 414 páginas
...for wit of all kinds too ; not merely that power of language which Pope chooses to denominate wit, (True wit is Nature to advantage drest ; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well exprest.) but surprising allusions, brilliant sallies of vivacity, and pleasant conceits. His speeches in parliament...
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