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" 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 like the torrent roar... "
An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ... - Page 145
by Joseph Warton - 1806
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1808
...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 smooth stream in smoother number* flows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the...
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The British Essayists, Volume 20

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...soil less adapted to its nature, and less favourable to its increase. Soft is the strain when Zipbyr 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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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1809
...the sense : Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, Andthcsmoothstreaminsmoothernumbcrsflows; s. Jore nods assent. Two hopeful boys And .. line girl reward in - joy?. Xo more solicitous lie [throw, When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to The line too labors, and the words move slow:...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2

British poets - English poetry - 1809
...harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when aephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when lond surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajaa...
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Poems

Joseph Addison - 1810 - 597 pages
...learn'd to dance. 'T is 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...throw, the line too labours, and the words move slow; 371 not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...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,...slow ; Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise of Camilla's lightness of foot, he tried another...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1810 - 231 pages
...WHICH SOUND CORRESPONDS TO SIGNIFICATION Smooth and rough .verse. Soft is the strain when zephyr gentle blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows....The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. Slow motion imitated. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and...
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Poems by Cowley, Waller, Butler, Denham, Dryden, and Pomfret, Issues 77-79

Abraham Cowley - 1810 - 220 pages
...learn'd to dance. T is 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...flows; but when loud surges lash the sounding shore, Ae hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 526 pages
...leara'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...smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sound ing shore, 368 The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...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...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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