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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 Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ...

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,...slow ; Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise of Camilla's lightness of foot, he tried another...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1810 - 231 pages
...WHICH SOUND CORRESPONDS TO SIGNIFICATION Smooth and rough .verse. Soft is the strain when zephyr gentle blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows....The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. Slow motion imitated. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and...
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The rambler

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...the plain. Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims aloi^ the main From these lines, laboured wiih great attention,, and celebrated by a rival wit, may...
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Poems by Cowley, Waller, Butler, Denham, Dryden, and Pomfret, Issues 77-79

Abraham Cowley - 1810 - 220 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...flows; but when loud surges lash the sounding shore, Ae hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...
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Works, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...smooth stream in smoother numbers flows i But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The horse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax...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 Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 4

Joseph Addison - 1811
...But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough terse should like the torrent row. When Ajax strives, some rock's vast weight to throw,...scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skimt along the main. The beautiful Distich upon Ajax in the foregoing lines, puts me in mind of a...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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,...so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the mainó- when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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Pretensions to a Final Analysis of the Nature and Origin of Sublimity, Style ...

Basil Richard Barrett - 1812 - 173 pages
...demands of the subject. In the following "verses he has most accu* lately exemplified the precept : Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...o'er th* unbending corn, and skims along the main, &:c. Suppose, then, a writer to affect only bare perspicuity. The properties of this species -of style...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1812
...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, Flies o'erth' unbending corn, and skimsalongthe main....
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Poetica de Horatio: e O ensaio sobre a critica de Alexandre Pope

Horace - 1812 - 171 pages
...a dançar, melhor se move, Naõ basta ao verso, ser brando, innocente O som deve ser eco do sentido Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow : 37 1 Not so, when swift Camilla- scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along...
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