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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3493
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:True ease in writing comes from art, not chance,
As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.
’T is not enough no harshness gives offence,—
The sound must seem an echo to the sense.
ATTRIBUTION:Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 162.
 

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