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" The sound must seem an echo to the sense : Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives... "
The English Reader; Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ... - Page 183
by Lindley Murray - 1839 - 253 pages
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - 1796
...sound must seem an echo to the sense. 365 Soft is the strain, when Zephyr gently blows, And the otnooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud surges...The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line loo labours, and the words move slow;...
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 25

Sir Richard Phillips - 1808
...the sense. Soft is the strain where zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother number? flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough Terse should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - 1801
...same piece, in the subsequent lines, and with tolerable success, at least in the concluding couplet: Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar f. An attempt of the same kind of conformity of the sound to the sense, is perhaps but too discernible...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - 1803
...'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. '' "'' ' . Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When. Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

1803
...growth of happier climates, into a soil less adapted to its nature, and less favourable to its increase. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives...
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Lepidoptera Britannica;: sistens digestionem novam insectorum Lepidopterorum ...

Adrian Hardy Haworth - 1803 - 609 pages
...vowels tire, While expletives \hf\T fetbie aid do join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbersßaws ; Eut when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the...
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Select British Classics, Volume 14

1803
...The sound muse seem an echo to the sense. " Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, " And she smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; " But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, f The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. " When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. 365 Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow :...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell

Joseph Addison - 1804
...And afterwards, Tis not enough no harshness gives offenc?, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows ; And...The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labors, and the words move slow :...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...to dance. 'Tis not enough, no harshness gives offence , The sound must aeem an echo to the sense ; Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrentroar: ^/Vhen Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw , The line too labours , and the...
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