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Elements of criticism [by H. Home].

Henry Home (lord Kames.) - 1817
...ships secure without their haulsers ride. Another example of the latter: Odyssey, iii. 118. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows. Essay on Crit. 366. Fifthly, Prolonged motion is expressed in an Alexandrine line. The first example...
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The Universal Preceptor: Being a General Grammar of Arts. Sciences, and ...

Sir Richard Phillips - 1817 - 316 pages
...of the cesural pause. When this pause is on the fourth syllable, the strain is smooth and airy ; as, Soft is the strain | when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream | in smoother murmur flows. Or, it is still quicker, when placed at the second syllable; as, Not so I when swift...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 331 pages
...words to fame have made pretence, Ancients in phrase, mere moderns in their sense." I. 324,5. " "Tis not enough no harshness gives offence; The sound must seem an echo to the sense."/. 364, 5. " At every trifle scorn to take offence; That always shews great pride, or little sense." ...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1849
...from art, nut chance, As thuse move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis nut enough no harshaess gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense : Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently hlows, And the smouth stream in smouther nomhers flowx; But when loud sorges lash the sounding shore,...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1819 - 408 pages
...slow ; And praise the easy vigour of a line, Where Denham's strength, and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1819 - 408 pages
...languishingly slow ; And praise the easy vigour of a line, Where Denham's strength,and Waller's sweetnesTrue ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. "Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo 10 the sense...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - 1819 - 436 pages
...praise the easy vigour of a line, Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease ia writing comes from art, not chance ; As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis. not enough no harshness give offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott, John Walker, James Burgh - 1820 - 407 pages
...writing comes from art, not chuiicc, As those move easiest w ho have leani'd to dance. "Tis not euiugh no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an...zephyr gently blows. And the smooth stream in smoother nun bers flows J But when loud surges lash the sounding shore. The hoarse rough verse should like the...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - 1820 - 407 pages
...those move eas;est who have learn'dto dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The soui.d must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain...blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; Hut when loud surges lash the sounding shore. The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...growth of happier climates, into a soil less adapted to its nature, and less favourable to its increase. Soft is the 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 like the torrent roar....
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