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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: With His Last Corrections, Additions ... - Page 107
by Alexander Pope - 1812
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...And praise the easy vigour of a line, 360 Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance; As those...Soft is the strain, when Zephyr gently blows, And the otnooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1796
...so ranch life and ease You think 'tis Nature, Ľnd a knack to please : " But ease in writing flows from art, not chance, " As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance." 1 If such the plague, and pains, to writa by rule, iSo Better (say I) be pleas'd, and play the fool...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 1

George Campbell - English language - 1801
...untutored Nature can produce. This sentiment is well expressed by the poet: But ease in writing flows from art, not chance ; As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance f. True ease in composition, accompanied with purity, differs as much from that homely manner which...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - 1803
...song, That like a wounded snake drags its slow length along.' And afterwards, • •• •-• < ' '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...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...} 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 aeem an echo to the...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...with so much life and ease, You think 'tis Nature, and a knack to please : " But ease in writing flows from art, not chance, " As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance." If such the plague and pains to write by rule, 180 Better ( say I) be pleas'd, and play the fool :...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 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...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...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 416 pages
...that he bestowed much time and care on his poems, before he ventured them out of his hands."f 27. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. J • i It is well known that the writings of Voiture, of Sarassin, and La Fontaine, cost them much...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...that he bestowed much time and care on his poems, before he ventured them out of his hands."f 27. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.J It is well known that the writings of Voiture, of Sarassin, and La Fontaine, cost them much...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill

John Bell - 1807
...with so much life and ease You think 'tis Nature, and a knack to please : ' But case in writing flows from art, not chance, ' As those move easiest who have learn'd to dar.cc.' If such the plague, and pains, to write by rule, Better (say I) be pleas'd, and play the fool...
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