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" Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin or in Greek, We write in sand, our language grows, And like the tide our work o'erflows. "
An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ... - Page 148
by Joseph Warton - 1806
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Memoirs of Literature, Volume 4

Bibliography - 1722
...ute ill-chofea Stone, ." Soon brings a well-built Palace down. Poets that laftinc Marble feek, Muft carve in Latin or in Greek.' We write in Sand, our Language grows, And like our Tide, often o'erflows. Our Author obferves, That among the Greeks and the Romans, Learning was...
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Poems, &c. Written Upon Several Occasions, and to Several Persons

Edmund Waller - 1722 - 284 pages
...ill-chofen Stone, < , \^ , Soon brings a well-built Palace down. Poets that lafting Marble feek, Muft carve in Latin, or in Greek ; We write in Sand., our Language grows, And like our Tide ours overflows. , , Chaucer his Senfe can only boaft, The Glory of his Number's loft; Years...
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Memoirs of Literature: Containing a Large Account of Many Valuable ..., Volume 4

1722
...we ufe ill-chofen Stone, Soon brines a well-built Palace down. Poets that lafting Mnrble feek, Muft carve in Latin or in Greek.: We write in Sand, our Language grows, And like our Tide, often o'erflows. Our Author obferves, That among the Greek/ and. the I(omam, Learning was...
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The Works of Edmund Waller: Esq; in Verse and Prose. Published by Mr. Fenton

Edmund Waller - English poetry - 1744 - 295 pages
...well-built palace down. Poets that lafting marble feek, Muft carve in LATIN, or in GREEK: We write in fand, our language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'er-flows. CHAUCER his fenfe can only boaft; The glory pf his numbers loft ! Years have defac'd his matchlefs ftrain; And...
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An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Pope, Volume 1

Joseph Warton - 1756
...paflage of POPE. ' Poets that lafting marble feek, Muft carve in Latin or in Greek ; "We write in fand ; our language grows, And like the tide, our work o'erflows. Chaucer his SENSE can only boaft, The glory of his numbers loft ! Years have defac'd his matchlefs drain, And yet HE DID NOT SING...
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The Works of Edmund Waller: Esq., in Verse and Prose

Edmund Waller, Percival Stockdale - 1772 - 236 pages
...well-built palace down. Poets that lafting marble feek, Muft carve in LATIN, or in GREEK : We write in fand, our language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows. CHAUCER his fenfe can only boaft; The glory of his numbers loft ! Years have defac'd his matchlefs ftrain 3 And...
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The Works of the English Poets: Waller

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...well-built palace down. Poets that lafting marble feelc, Muft carve in Latin or in Greek: We write in fand ; our language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows. Chaucer his ftnfe can only boaft; The glory of his numbers loft ! Years have defac'd his matchlefs ftrain ; And...
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The Lady's Poetical Magazine, Or, Beauties of British Poetry

English periodicals - 1781
...well-built palace down. Poets that lafting marble feek, Muft carve in Latin or in Greek. We write in fand : our language grows ; And, like the tide, our work o'erflows. Chaucer his fenfe can only boaft, The glory of his numbers loft : Years have defac'd his matchlefs ftrain; And...
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Poetical Remains of James the First, King of Scotland

James I (King of Scotland) - English poetry - 1783 - 246 pages
...of Scotland : Poets, that lafting marble feek, Muft carve in Latin, or in Greek : We write in fand ; our language grows ; And, like the tide, our work o'erflows. Chaucer his fenfe can only boafl, The glory of his numbers loft ! Years have defac'd his matchlcfs drain, And yet...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets, Volume 1

George Ellis - English poetry - 1790 - 323 pages
...well-built palace down. Poets, that lafting marble feek, Muft carve in Latin or in Greek : Wewriteinfand; our language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows. Chaucer his fenfe can only boaft, The glory of his numbers loft! Years have defac'd his matchlefs ftrain, And yet...
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