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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 American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1819 - 408 pages
...harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo 10 the sense : Soft is the strain when Zt phyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers...should like the torrent roar: When Ajax strives some rocks vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow ; Not so, when swift Camilla...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1819
...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 main— when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1819 - 408 pages
...sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives some rocks vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the...so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main. Hear how Timotheus' vary'd lays surprise, And bid alternate...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...strain, when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows i 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, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...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...slow ; Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flics o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. jFrom these lines, laboured with great attention,...
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Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 9

1824
...beauties that arise from style and expression. — The style should always accord with the subject. " Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar." But this accordance, this "echo of the sound to the sense," cannot be attained in many languages. Some...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1820 - 407 pages
...sense. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; Hut when loud surges lash the sounding shore. The hoarse...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, Dies o'er th'unbending...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1820 - 407 pages
...sense. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows. And the smooth stream in smoother nun bers flows J But when loud surges lash the sounding shore. The...Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,. The Hue, too, labors, and the words move slow : Not so when swift Camilla scours -the plain, Flies o'er...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott (teacher, Edinburgh.) - 1819 - 360 pages
...to dance. "Tis not enough no liarshness gives offence ; ..The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse ronghi verse should like a torrent roar. When Ajax strives some roi k's vast weight to throw, The line,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...that the poet, who tells us, that When Ajax strives, some rock's vast weight to throw, The line two labours, and the words move slow : Not so, when swift...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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