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" 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 smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse... "
Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ... - Page 324
1903 - 1158 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...strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line loo labours, and the words move slow; 371 Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th'...
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 25

Sir Richard Phillips - 1808
...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...too labours, and the words move slow; Not so when iwift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main. Essay on Criticism....
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...principles of representative harmony, it will be sufficient to remark that the poet wlio tells us, that When When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main ; when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise of Camilla's lightness of foot, he tried another...
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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...throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow j • Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

1803
...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...the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims jlong the main. From these lines, laboured with great attention, and celebrated by a rival wit, may...
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Select British Classics, Volume 14

1803
...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....o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main." The beautiful distich upon Ajax in the foregoing lines, puts me in mind of a description in Homer's...
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Lepidoptera Britannica: sistens digestionem novam insectorum lepidopterorum ...

Adrian Hardy Haworth - 1803 - 609 pages
...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...to throw, The line too labours, and the words move »low ; Not so 4uh¿n sitiift Camilla scours the p lain, Flits o'er the unbending corn, and skims along...
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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...throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow : 371 Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flieso'erth' unbending corn, and skims along themain....
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

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...strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labors, and the words move slow : Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending...
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