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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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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another], Volume 2

1810
...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...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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Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond ...

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, The line too labours, and the words move slow ; Xot so when swift Camilla scours the plain, when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 16

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 782 pages
...to dance. Tisnot enough no harshness gives offence, The sound musit seem an pcho to the sense?, ft 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. [throw, When...
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The Spectator, Volume 4

1810
...afterwards, ' 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; ' The sound must seem an echo to the sense. ' Sift is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, * And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows : ' Rut when loud surges lash the sounding shore, ' The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent...
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The Spectator, Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...afterwards, v 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 flrws : But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough Terse should like the torrent...
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The British Cicero: Or, A Selection of the Most Admired Speeches ..., Volume 1

Thomas Browne (LL.D.) - Oratory - 1810
...speaking : " '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...
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The rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...soil less adapted to its nature, and less favourable to its increase. Soft is the strain, when Zrphyr 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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Smart, Wilkie, P. Whitehead, Fawkes, Lovibond, Harte, Langhorne, Goldsmith ...

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when Zqihyr 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. [throw. When...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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,...so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main—- when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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Works, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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 horse rough verse should like the torrent roar....
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