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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 English Reader: Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1812 - 356 pages
...pleasure. SECTION V. Verses in which sound cor responds to signification. ._ ,. Smooth, and rough verse. SOFT is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...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 New Pocket Cyclopædia: Or, Elements of Useful Knowledge, Methodically ...

John Millard - 1813 - 645 pages
...happily observes, "Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound miift seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain, when zephyr gently blows, And...flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, Tlie hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1814 - 407 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...strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line, too, labors, ami the wards move slow : Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th" unbending...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...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 Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...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...Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending coin, and skims along the main. From these lines, laboured with great attention, and celebrated by...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...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 English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1816 - 254 pages
...are narn'd. SECTION V. VERSES IN WHICH SOUND CORRESPONDS TO SIGNIFICATION. Smooth and Rough Ftrse. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should tike the torrent roar, Slow Motion Imitated. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - 1817 - 407 pages
...zephyr gently blows, . And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges la?h the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should...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 th1 unbending...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - 1819 - 436 pages
...learn'd to dance. 'Tis. not enough no harshness give offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense : Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the e. 4 42. On Man. LET us (since life can little more su:...
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An English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the ..., Volume 1

Lindley Murray - 1819
...down. In the succeeding lines, smooth and rough verses correspond to the objects whicli they describe. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. The SECOND class of objects, which the sound of words is often employed to imitate, is Motion: as it...
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