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" Tis hard to say, if greater want of skill Appear in writing or in judging ill; But, of the two, less dang'rous is th' offence To tire our patience, than mislead our sense. Some few in that, but numbers err in this, Ten censure wrong, for one who writes... "
The Rape of the Lock: And Other Poems - Page 29
by Alexander Pope - 1906 - 157 pages
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Poetical Miscellanies: Consisting of Original Poems and Translations

English poetry - 1714 - 528 pages
...Soul ftie warms, S With Balm upon her Lips, and Raptures in her Arms. S Codvington. "is hard to fay, if greater Want of Skill Appear in writing, or in judging, ill : wit, of the twc, lefs dang'rpus is th' Offence, To tire our Patience, than miHead our Senfe : Some...
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The Poetical Register: Or, The Lives and Characters of All the ..., Volume 2

Giles Jacob - Dramatists, English - 1720 - 418 pages
...Metaphors, and Observations on Poetry and Criticifm : It begins with thefe LineĢ j *Tit hard to fay, îf greater want of Skill Appear in Writing, or in Judging ill ', But, of the two, left dangrvtu is thy Offener To tire our Patience, than mislead our Senfeģ - Stme few in that, but...
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Bibliotheca Technologica: Or, a Philological Library of Literary Arts and ...

Benjamin Martin - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1737 - 720 pages
...fame great Perfon begins his Ej/av OK Critidfm with an Obfervation of a like Nature; 'Tis hard to fay if greater want of Skill Appear in writing or in judging ill: But of the two lefs dangerous is th* Offence To tire our Patience than miflead our Senle. Some few in that, but Numbers...
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Opere poetiche del Signor abate Carlo Innocenzio Frugoni, fra gli Arcadi ...

Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni - 1779 - 566 pages
...sia malagevol cosa l'alf lanciarsi la giornča d'Aristarco , e con quanta ragione dicesse Pope: 'Tis hard to say , if greater want of skill Appear in writing , or in judging ili . (6o) L'arte precipua dell'ottimo Poeta si č lo svestire della loro severa natura le gravi Scienze,...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - Elocution - 1801 - 424 pages
...expressed, the emphatic words become very obvious ; as in the followr jng passage from Pope : 'Tis hard to say, if greater want of skill Appear in writing, or in judging ill: But of the two, less dangerous is th' offence To tire our patience, than mislead QVLT sense; Some few in that, but numbers...
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The Port Folio, Volume 2

Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1809 - 572 pages
...antithesis, the opposite parts of which are always emphatical. Thus in the following couplet from Pope : Tis hard to say, if greater want of skill Appear in writing or in judging ill. The words writing s^A judging are opposed to each other, and are, therefore, the emphatical words:...
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Some of Ossian's Lesser Poems Rendered Into Verse: With a Preliminary ...

James Macpherson, Archibald M'Donald - 1805 - 308 pages
...genius as to write well. The thought is taken from the first lines of Pope's Essay on Criticism. " "Tis hard to say, if greater want of skill " Appear in writing, or in judging ill; " But of the two, less dangerous is th' oflence " To tire our patience, than mislead our sense. '* Some few in that, but numbers...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 408 pages
...minister of state. CHARACTER and DUTY of a true Came. {POPE'S ESSAT ON CRITICISM,} 'Tis hard to nay, if greater want of skill Appear in writing, or in judging ill ; But of the two, less dang'rous u th' offence To tire our patience, than mislead our sense. Some few in that, but numbers err in this,...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1807 - 316 pages
...by the ancients, t'. 141—180. Reverence due to tin ancients, and praise of them, c. 181, &c. Tis hard to say if greater want of skill Appear in writing or in judging ill.; But of the two less dangerous is th' offence To tire our patience than mislead our sense: Some few in that, hut numhers...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1807 - 474 pages
...licences, and the use of them hy tbe ancient!.— Reverence due to the ancients, and praise of them. s hard to say if greater want of skill "- Appear in writing or in jndging ill; But of the two less dangerous is the' offence To tire our patience than mislead our sense...
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