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" O early ripe! to thy abundant store What could advancing age have added more? It might (what nature never gives the young) Have taught the numbers of thy native tongue. "
The Edinburgh Annual Register - Page 436
edited by - 1810
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 43-44

John Bell - 1778
...Have taught the smoothness of thy native tongue. But satire needs not those, and wit will shine i$ Through the harsh cadence of a rugged line : A noble...but seldom made, When poets are by too much force betray'd. Thy gen'rous fruits, tho' gather'dcre their prime, ^ Still shew'da quickness; and maturing...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 21

John Bell - 1807
...youug.J Have taught the smoothness of thy native tongue. But satire needs not those ;. and vrit will shine Through the harsh cadence of a rugged line :...but seldom made ; When poets are by too much force betray'd. Thy gen'rous fruits, tho' gather'd ere their prime, ^ Still shew'da quickness ; and maturing...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 11

John Dryden - 1808
...concerning the harshness of Oldham's numbers, was not unanimously subscribed to by contemporary authors. A noble error, and but seldom made, When poets are by too much force betrayed. Thy generous fruits, though gathered ere theirprime, Still shewed a quickness ; and maturing...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - 1808
...concerning the harshness of Oldham's numbers, was not unanimously subscribed to by contemporary authors. A noble error, and but seldom made, When poets are by too much force betrayed. Thy generous fruits, though gathered ere their ^ prime, / Still shewed a quickness ; and...
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The Edinburgh annual register, Volume 1, Part 2

1810
...tongue : But satire needs not these, and writ ca shme Through the harsh cadence of a rugged .lme; A noble error, and but seldom made, When poets are by too much force betray 'd. " . L:r;-vi ,, -,-;; ' It may be farther observed, that the labour which Mr Crabbe has bestowed upon...
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The Classical Journal, Volume 18

1818
...¿¡¿. eúyivs;, add the following, from Dryden's lines on the death of Oldhani the poet : A noble error, and but seldom made, When poets are by too much force betray'd. XLI. In the Diosemea of Aratus, 1. 102. (Class. Journ. No. xxxiii. p. 48.) we read --- día....
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The Classical Journal, Volume 18

1818
.../^' EÛyEvsj, add the following, from Dryden's lines on tbe death of Oldhani the poet : noble error, and but seldom made, When poets are by too much force betray'di XLI. In the Diosemea of Aratus, 1. 102. (Class. Journ. No. xxxiii. p. 48.) we read JV ...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 11

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
...the harshness of Oldham's numbers, was not unanimously subscribed to by contemporary authors. vf A noble error, and but seldom made, When poets are by too much force betray 'd. Thy generous fruits, though gather'd ere their prime, Still shew'da quickness ; and maturing time But...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 11

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
...concerning the harshness of Oldham's numbers, was not unanimously subscribed to by contemporary authors. y A noble error, and but seldom made, When poets are by too much force betray'd. Thy generous fruits, though gather'd ere their prime, Still shew'da quickness ; and maturing...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...the young, Have taught the smoothness of thy native tongue : But satire needs not those, and wit will shine Through the harsh cadence of a rugged line....but seldom made, When poets are by too much force betray'd. Thy generous fruits, though gather'd ere their prime, Still show'da quickness; and maturing...
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