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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 should... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ... - Page 13
by Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - 1796 - 524 pages
...sound must seem an echo to the sense. 365 Soft is the strain, when Zephyr gently blows, And the otnooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud surges...strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line loo labours, and the words move slow; 371 Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th'...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786 - 552 pages
...large stone, I may call ka rock ; — ' a vast weight for AjaxY 1 See ante, p. 185. * In 1715. 1 ' When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow.' Pope, Essay on Criticism, 1. 370. The A sandy dcsart. The tradition is, that a giant threw such another...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ...

John Milton - 1795 - 260 pages
...same kind of heauty in the numhers, that the poet recommends in his excellent issay on Criticism ? When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the wcrds move slow. 661. — noav gross hy sinning grown.] \Vhat a tsne moral does Milton here inculcate,...
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 25

1808 - 674 pages
...stream in smoother number? flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough Terse should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives some...too labours, and the words move slow; Not so when iwift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main. Essay on Criticism....
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800 - 714 pages
...principles of representative harmony, it will be sufficient to remark that the poet wlio tells us, that When When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main ; when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - 1801 - 404 pages
...in the subsequent lines, and with tolerable success, at least in the concluding couplet: Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream...The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar f. An attempt of the same kind of conformity of the sound to the sense, is perhaps but too discernible...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - 1801 - 404 pages
...pause, which occasions a very drawling movement. Another example I shall take from the same author : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow J. * Knight's Tale. -f- Pope, Fragment of a Satire.- J Essay on Criticism. Sect HI. Words considered...
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The Spectator ...

1803 - 412 pages
...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...throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow j • Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the...
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Lepidoptera Britannica: sistens digestionem novam insectorum lepidopterorum ...

Adrian Hardy Haworth - 1803 - 432 pages
...strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers▀aws ; Eut when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should...to throw, The line too labours, and the words move ╗low ; Not so 4uh┐n sitiift Camilla scours the p lain, Flits o'er the unbending corn, and skims along...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

1803 - 290 pages
...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 ; But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives...
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