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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 Speaker: Or Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 346 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...Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the nuim . Hear how Timotheus' varied lays surprise, And bid alternate passions fall and rise ! While,...
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The English Master: Or, Student's Guide to Reasoning and Composition ...

William Banks - 1823 - 399 pages
...are read. " ' 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound should 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 main." " Of Inversion. SOME languages in regard to the arrangement...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 17-18

British essayists - 1823
...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 British Essayists: Rambler

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
...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 witli great attention, and celebrated by a rival wit, may be judged what...
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Continuation of the Rambler

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1823
...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 Rambler: In Three Volumes ...

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...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 American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation, Book 4

John Pierpont - 1823 - 480 pages
...the strain when Zephyr gently blow?, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when lond surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough...slow: Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flics o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main. Hear how Timotheus' varied lays surprise,...
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The British Essayists: Rambler

James Ferguson - 1823
...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...words move slow ; Not so when swift Camilla scours ihe plain, Flies o'er the' unbending corn, and skims along the main. From these lines, laboured with...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...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, tried another...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the ...

William Scott - 1823 - 372 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...sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like a torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line, too, labours, and the...
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