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" Want as much more to turn it to its use ; For wit and judgment often are at strife, Though meant each other's aid, like man and wife. 'Tis more to guide than spur the Muse's steed, Restrain his fury than provoke his speed : The winged courser, like a... "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 390
1845
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 485 pages
...whom Heaven in wit has been profuse, Want as much more, to turn it to its use ; For wit and judgment often are at strife, Though meant each other's aid,...like man and wife. 'Tis more to guide, than spur the Muses' steed ; Restrain his fury, than provoke his speed ; The winged courser, like a generous horse,...
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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...whom Heav»n in wit has been profuse, Want as much more, to turn it to its use ; For wit and judgment often are at strife, Though meant each other's aid,...like man and wife. "Tis more to guide, than spur the Muses' steed ; Restrain his fury, than provoke his speed ; The winged courser, like a generous horse,...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1863
...whom Heaven in wit has been profuse, Want as much more to turn it to its use ; For wit and judgment often are at strife, Though meant each other's aid,...winged courser, like a generous horse, Shows most true mettle when you check his course. Those rules of old, discover'd, not devis'd, Are nature still,...
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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd. POPE. — Line 207. Wit and judgment often are at strife, Though meant each other's aid, like man and wife. POPE. — Line 82. I am a fool, I know it : And yet, Heav'n help me, I'm poor enough to be a wit. WIT,...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1865
...meant each other's aid, like man and wife. "Pis more to guide, than spur the Muses' steed; Bestrain his fury, than provoke his speed ; The winged courser, like a generous horse. Shews most true mettle when you check his course. Those RULES of old discover'd, not devised, Are nature...
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Mathematics in Western Culture

Morris Kline - Mathematics - 1964 - 512 pages
...exuberance, enthusiasm, and sonorous and highly sug gestive phrases. The writer's job, said Pope, is more to guide than spur the Muse's steed; Restrain his fury, than to provoke his speed. The concern of writers was to communicate facts in a style that would accord...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...beauty must to all impart, At once the source, and end, and test of art. (Fr. I) 26 For wit and judgment I may cease to be Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain, (Fr. I) 27 Those rules of old discovered, not devised, Are Nature sill, but Nature methodized; Nature,...
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Swift: Gulliver's Travels

Howard Erskine-Hill - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 110 pages
...Battle of the Books, Pope had used the traditional image of the horse in A n Essay on Criticism (1711): Tis more to guide than spur the Muse's Steed; Restrain...than provoke his Speed; The winged Courser, like a gen'rous Horse, Shows most true Mettle when you check his Course. (lines 84-7) In selecting horses...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 pages
...whom Heaven in wit has been profuse, 80 Want as much more, to turn it to its use; For wit and judgment often are at strife, Though meant each other's aid...winged courser, like a generous horse, Shows most true metde when you check his course. Those RULES of old discovered, not devised, Are Nature still,...
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The Modern Androgyne Imagination: A Failed Sublime

Lisa Rado - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 220 pages
...Indeed, negotiating his relationship with the muse becomes the writer's full-time job, as Pope explains: 'Tis more to guide than spur the Muse's steed; Restrain...winged courser, like a generous horse, Shows most true mettle when you check his course. (ll. 84-87) Rather than being "possessed" by the muse, this...
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