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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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ...

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is Ihe strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream...so when swift. Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the' unbending corn, and skims along the Hear how Timothens' varied lays surprise, [main. And hid alternate...
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The British Essayists, Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...sense. . Soft is the strain when Xelihyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flow* : But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The...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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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...the strain when Xephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; Bat when land surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse...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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The British Essayists, Volume 20

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...strain when Zipbyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows. But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. From these lines, laboured with great attention, and . celebrated by a rival wit, may be judged what...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1808 - 651 pages
...the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when lond surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough...slow: Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, ^lics o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the ^ main. Hear how Timothens' varicd lays surprise,...
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - 1808 - 400 pages
...But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar r When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw....o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. Hear how Timotheus' vary'd lays surprise, And bid alternate passions fall and rise ! While, .at each...
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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers ff Bat when load surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse...line too labours, and the words move slow ; Not so, w brn swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er Hi' unbending corn, and skims along tbe main.' The...
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1808
...to the sense. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother number* flows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore,...rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and (lie words move slow : Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the' unbending corn,...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - 1809 - 363 pages
...kind ought to be a caution to others not to attempt it. Had his lines " When Ajax strives some mighty weight to throw; "The line too labours, and the words...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main," been all the author meant them in this respest, the merit would not have been great. It would have...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2, Part 1

British poets - 1809
...lond surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajaa strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line...so when swift Camilla scours the plain, flies o'er the' unbending corn, and skims along the main. Hear how Timothens' varied lays surprise, And bid alternate...
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