| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||Alexander Pope (16881744)|
|QUOTATION:||In Words, as Fashions, the same Rule will hold;|
Alike Fantastick, if too New, or Old;
Be not the first by whom the New are tryd,
Nor yet the last to lay the Old aside.
|ATTRIBUTION:||ALEXANDER POPE, An Essay on Criticism, Poems of Alexander Pope, ed. E. Audra and Aubrey Williams, vol. 1, p. 276, lines 33336 (1961).|