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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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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - 1809
...should like the torrent roar. [throw, When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to The line too labors, nse: Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven,...fairly worth the seven : A light, which in yourse Hear how Timotheus varied lays surprise. And bid alternate passions fall and rise ! \Vhile, at each...
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Poems

Joseph Addison - 1810 - 597 pages
...learn'd to dance. 'T is 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; 371 not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another], Volume 2

1810
...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...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 Spectator, Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...stream in smoother numbers flrws : But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough Terse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some...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 lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...principles of representative har^ mony, it wilt be sufficient to remark that the poet, 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 Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...principles of representative harmony, it will be sufficient to remark that the poet, 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 British Cicero: Or, A Selection of the Most Admired Speeches ..., Volume 1

Thomas Browne (LL.D.) - 1810
...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...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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The Spectator, Volume 4

1810
...when loud surges lash the sounding shore, ' The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent rore. 1 When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...when swift Camilla scours the plain, ' Flies o'er tb' unbending corn, and skims along the main.' The beautiful distich upon Ajax in the foregoing lines...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to thiow, The line too labours, and the words move slow ; Not...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 Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 526 pages
...And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sound ing shore, 368 The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar....throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow : VARIATIONS. Vet. 390. Ed. 1. A vile conceit in pompous style express'd. Ver. 338. Ed. 1 And smooth...
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