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" I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I might understand them, and surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry ; yet were they sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their... "
Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ... - Page 127
by George Burnett - 1807
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Modern Geography: A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States ..., Volume 1

John Pinkerton - 1804
..." and surely they savoured of sweet wit, and gogd invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornament of poetry ; yet were they sprinkled with some pretty...the which it is great pity to see so abused to the graceing of wickedness and vice, which with good usage would serve to adorn and beautify virtue." The...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...and surely they savoured of sweet wit, and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry ; yet were they sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their natural device, whfch gave good grace and comeliness unto them ; the which it is great pity to see so abused, to the...
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Observations on the character, customs, and superstitions of the Irish

Daniel Dewar - 1812 - 345 pages
...surely they savoured of *' sweet wit and good invention ,• but skilled *' not of the goodly ornaments of poetry: yet " were they sprinkled with some pretty...which gave good " grace and comeliness unto them." There can be no doubt, that the ancient poetry of the Irish was similar in its general character to...
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A Geographical and Historical View of the World: Exhibiting a ..., Volume 2

John Bigland - 1812
...savoured of sweet wit and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornament of poetry : yet they were sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their natural...which gave good grace and comeliness unto them." The Anglo-Saxons derived no small part of their first illumination from Ireland ; and, in Scotland, literature...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1813
...and surely they savoured, of sweet wit, and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry ; yet were they sprinkled with some pretty...gracing of •wickedness and vice, which with good usage woulcl serve to adorn and beautify virtue. * * t This little work contains probably the best Account...
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The Monthly Review

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1813
...and surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention ; but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry : yet were they sprinkled with some pretty...device, which gave good grace and comeliness unto them." After the impoverishment of the chiefs, however, the bard Tjecame dependent for subsistence on the...
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The Analectic Magazine...: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ..., Volume 3

1814
...and surely (hey savoured of sweet wit and good invention ; but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry : yet were they sprinkled with some pretty...device, which gave good grace and comeliness unto them." After the impoverishment of the chiefs, however, the bard became dependent for subsistence on the multitude,...
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The Analectic Magazine: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography, Analytical ...

1814
...invention ; bat skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry : yet were they sprinkled with some prelty flowers of their natural device, which gave good grace and comeliness unto them." After the impoverishment of the chiefs, however, the bard became dependent for subsistence on the multitude,...
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The History of Ireland, from the Earliest Period to the Present ..., Volume 1

Stephen Barlow - 1814 - 524 pages
...and surely they savoured of svveot .ivit and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry; yet were they sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their natural deyice, which have good grace and comeliness unto them; the which is great pity to see so abused, to...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 13

1823
...naturall device, which gave good grace and comelinesse unto them, the which it is great pitty to see abused, to the gracing of wickedness and vice, which with good usage would serve to adorne and beautifie vertue." I send you, as specimens of the popular poetry of later days, half a...
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