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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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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...principles of representative harmony, it will be sufficient to remark that the tioet who tells us, that 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 Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
...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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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...glide along. Thin airy shapes o'er the furrows rise, A dreadful scene ! and slim before his eyes. Atf. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...scours the plain, Flies o'er th* unbending corn, and sk:ms along the main. Pope. Such as have active spirits, who are ever slimming over the surface of...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...Spectator was worked off, he would stop the press, to insert a new preposition or conjunction. , . . 28. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.* VOL. i L These * Ver. 386. These lines are usually cited as fine examples of adapting the sound to...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...preposition or conjunction. J^^ if»*Ar.i •;•• ^*\ • -( '"*• . "r ,'-•'•••.• * ' 28. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows. And the...throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow ; ; l Not so, when swift Camilla Scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the...
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Poésie, versification [etc

Albin-Joseph-Ulpien Hennet - 1806
...L'anglais a plusieurs expressions pour rendre le mot doux: ITTEET, SMOOTH, MEEK , MUD , KIND, GIKT1E. But , when loud surges lash the sounding shore , The..., when swift Camilla scours the plain , Flies o'er th'unbending corn , and skims along the main.* POPE , on criticiim. PREMIÈRE TRADUCTION. Que le style...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 380 pages
...learn'd to dance. '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...When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, Ths line too labours, and the words move slow j Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...Spectator was worked off, he would stop the press, to insert a new preposition or conjunction. 28. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...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 Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 2

1806
...gently blows. And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud billows lash the soundsng shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent...weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words more slow ; Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Fl ies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1807
...sense. ' V165 Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently hlows, And the smooth stream in smoother numhers flows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore,...roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to tbrow, The line too lahours, and the words move slow: 171 Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain,...
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