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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: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1821
...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 - 1821 - 253 pages
...more are nam'd. SECTION V. VEBSES IN WHICH SOUND CORRESPONDS 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 labors, and...
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An Introduction to English Grammar: Equally Adapted to Domestic and to ...

William Jillard Hort - 1822 - 219 pages
...which may be added the verses of Pope, who breathes the very soul of harmony, on this very subject. " 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 main." FROM BLAIR'S LECTURES. CHAP. III. On Figures. FIGURES...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 41

British poets - 1822
...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...so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the' unbending corn, and skims along the Hear how Timotheus' varied lays surprise, [main. And bid alternate...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1822 - 436 pages
...AlexIMITATIONS. Ver. 366. Soft is the strain, Ifc.} " Turn si laeta canunt,'' &c. Vida, Poet, 1. iii. ver. 403. But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, 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...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1822
...AlexIMITATIONS. Ver. 366. Soft is the strain, <$'c.] " Tum si laeta canunt,'' &c. Vida, Poet, 1. iii. ver. 403. But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, 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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Murray's English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ...

Lindley Murray - 1822 - 304 pages
...more are nam'd SECTION V. T5RSES IN WHICH SOUND CORRESPONDS 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 British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...harmony, it will be sufficient to remark that the poet, who tells us, that When Ajax strives some rook's 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 ; when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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The Bardiad: A Poem in Two Cantos

Charles Burton - 1823 - 80 pages
...asperity, of slowness and velocity, are as complete, as, in the nature of things, they can be: " Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main." In this specimen, however, (which is probably the best in the English language,) the imitation is imperfect,...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
...And afterward, "f 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...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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