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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 English Reader, Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1813 - 320 pages
...hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. Slow Motion imitated. When Ajax strives some roek's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow. Swtft and easy Motion. Not so when swift Camilla seours the plain, Flies o'er tfr unbending eorn, and...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1814 - 407 pages
...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...strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line, too, labors, ami the wards move slow : Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th" unbending...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...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...Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending coin, and skims along the main. From these lines, laboured with great attention, and celebrated by...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1816 - 254 pages
...are narn'd. SECTION V. VERSES IN WHICH SOUND CORRESPONDS TO SIGNIFICATION. Smooth and Rough Ftrse. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should tike the torrent roar, Slow Motion Imitated. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...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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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 5

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...╗ * * ' 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soil is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, . ,' Ttoe hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. much maturity...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1816
...glide, And ships secure without their haulsers ride. Odytsey, iii. 118. Another example of the latter : Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows. Es'ay on Crit. 366. Fifthly, Prolonged motion is expressed in an Alexandrine line. The first example...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1817 - 407 pages
...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...stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges la?h the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1817 - 288 pages
...CORRESPONDS TO ═IGNIFISXTIOH. S mouth and rottgk rersc. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently bio ws, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The huirse rough verse should like the torreut row. Slatv motion imitated. When Ajax strives some rock's...
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Elements of criticism [by H. Home].

Henry Home (lord Kames.) - 1817
...ships secure without their haulsers ride. • • Another example of the latter: Odyssey, iii. 118. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows. Essay on Crit. 366. Fifthly, Prolonged motion is expressed in an Alexandrine line. The first example...
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