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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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English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms. With a ...

William Chauncey Fowler - 1858 - 424 pages
...Quempenza arbitrium eat etjus et norma loquendi. But we are met by the inquiry, What kind of usage ? RULE II. — It must be NATIONAL usage. It is not...the last to lay the old aside." RULE IV. — When usage is divided, an expression which is UNIVOCAL is to be preferred to the one that is EQUIVOCAL....
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Sam Slick in England; or, The attaché, by the author of 'The clockmaker'.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton - 1858 - 524 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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The American Gentleman's Guide to Politeness and Fashion, Or Familiar ...

Margaret Cockburn Conkling - 1858 - 482 pages
...advertise a novelty. Two lines of Pope (I believe), admirably illustrate the middle course:— "JBe not the first by whom the new is tried, • Nor yet the last by whom 'tis set aside. :J Besides which he will find it far easier to become a critic than an author...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With a Life, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1859 - 330 pages
...yesterday ; And but so mimic ancient wits at best, As apes our grandsires in their doublets drest. 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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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - 1859 - 460 pages
...before-mentioned sorts of barbarism is extremely good. " In words, as fashions, the same rule will holdAlike 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."* PART III. By the Use of Good Words new-modelled....
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1859 - 504 pages
...grandsires, in their doublets drest. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold ; Alike fantastie, ands design' d) Bid harbours open, public ways ex 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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Poetical Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 632 pages
...yesterday ; 330 And but so mimic ancient wits at best. As apes ourgranclsires 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. ^ ""nut most by numbers judge a poet's song ;...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - 1860 - 458 pages
...advice of the poet with regard to both the before-mentioned sorts of barbarism is extremely good. " In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold —...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."* PART III. By the Use of Good Words new-modelled....
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Notes and Queries

1860 - 568 pages
...Well indeed do I remember some venerable old gentlemen, on whom the poet's advice was lost — " Bo not the first by whom the new is tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside," — and whose Tory principles would have as soon let them put on a buff waistcoat and blue...
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The History of the Shoddy-trade: Its Rise, Progress, and Present Position

Samuel Jubb - 1860 - 178 pages
...experimental inventions: with reference to such matters one may venture to quote Pope. He says — " Be not the first by whom the new is tried, " Nor yet the last to lay the old aside." Spinning — Under this head are to be noticed several changes and alterations of n convenient...
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