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" In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. "
The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ... - Page 585
by William Chauncey Fowler - 1851 - 659 pages
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852 - 458 pages
...yesterday ; And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires, in their doublets dress'd. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike...fantastic, if too new, or old. Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. But most by numbers judge a poet's song, And...
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Studies from the English Poets

George Frederick Graham - 1852 - 570 pages
...yesterday ; 130 And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires in their doublets dressed. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike fantastic, if too new or old: JBe not the first by whom the new are tried, 135 Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. But most by...
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Dictionary of the English Language ...

Robert Sullivan - 1854 - 514 pages
...added, however, that we seldom venture to follow our own recommendation in this respect : In word*, ns fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike fantastic if too new or old . Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. — Рорв. t Except in Greek and foreign words,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1856 - 352 pages
...yesterday ; sso And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires, in their doublets dress'd. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike...if too new, or old : Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. 1 ' Unlucky as Fungoso : ' see Ben Johnson's...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - 1856 - 356 pages
...yesterday ; 330 And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires, in their doublets dress'd. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike...if too new, or old : Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. 1 ' Unlucky 83 Fungoso : ' see Ben Johnson's...
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The Attaché: Or Sam Slick in England

Thomas Chandler Haliburton - 1856 - 370 pages
...conversation, therefore, be natural, and as to the fashion of your dress, take the good old rule— " ' Be not the first by whom the new is tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.' In short, be Sam Slick." " Don't be afeerd, Minister," said Mr. Slick, " I have too much...
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English style

George Frederick Graham - 1857 - 416 pages
...respect both to obsolete and to new-coined words, Pope's advice seems the best that we can follow : — " In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike...fantastic, if too new or old. Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside." GRAMMATICAL ERRORS. 4. Grammatical errors are...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 112

1913 - 916 pages
...For Pope's conclusion is the only reasonable one, and particularly applicable to pronunciation : — In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike...fantastic if too new or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried. Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. The time element, however, does not enter into...
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English and Scottish Sketches

Oliver Prescott Hiller - 1857 - 388 pages
...breezes blow roses on their cheeks, and its mild moisture gives roundness to their beauty. ANGLICISMS. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike fantastic if too new or old. ESSAY ox CRITICISM. A GREAT deal has been said, and still continues to be said, by British travelers...
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The Christian reformer; or, Unitarian magazine and review [ed. by ..., Volume 13

Robert Aspland - 1857 - 802 pages
...manners, or modes of speech, the prudent maxim of the poet would be the safe and sufficient rale: fie not the first by whom the new is tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. But to apply this rule of good taste to religions convictions would be to compromise the...
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