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Sonnet 49. While with false pride, and narrow jealousy
ON THE USE OF NEW AND OLD WORDS IN POETRY. While with false pride, and narrow jealousy, Numbers reject each new expression, won, Perchance, from language richer than our own, O! with glad welcome may the Poet see Extension's golden vantage! the decree Each way exclusive, scorn, and re-enthrone The obsolete, if strength, or grace of tone Or imagery await it, with a free, And liberal daring!—For the Critic Train, Whose eyes severe our verbal stores review, Let the firm Bard require that they explain Their cause of censure; then in balance true Weigh it; but smile at the objections vain Of sickly Spirits, hating for they do1! 1: The particle for is used in the same sense with because, by Shakespear, and Beaumont and Fletcher. “But she, and I, were Creatures innocent, Lov'd for we did.” Bea. and Fle. Two Noble Kinsmen. “——Nor must you think I will your serious and great business scant For she is with me.” Othello. “They're jealous for they're jealous.” Othello.
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