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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 Universal Preceptor: Being a General Grammar of Arts, Sciences, and ...

Sir Richard Phillips - Arts - 1817 - 316 pages
...of the cesural pause. When this pause is on the fourth syllable, the strain is smooth and airy ; as, Soft is the strain | when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream | in smoother murmur flows. Or, it is still quicker, when placed at the second syllable; as, Not so I when swift...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - English literature - 1819 - 258 pages
...nor more are SECTION V. Verses in which sound corresponds with signification. SMOOTH AND ROUGH VERSE. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smooth*- numbers flows. But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1819 - 436 pages
...learn'd to dance. 'Tis. not enough no harshness give offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense : Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the e. 4 42.— On Man. LET us (since life can little more su:...
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An English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the ..., Volume 1

Lindley Murray - English language - 1819
...down. In the succeeding lines, smooth and rough verses correspond to the objects whicli they describe. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. The SECOND class of objects, which the sound of words is often employed to imitate, is Motion: as it...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 408 pages
...harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo 10 the sense : Soft is the strain when Zt phyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers...should like the torrent roar: When Ajax strives some rocks vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow ; Not so, when swift Camilla...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1819
...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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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - Aesthetics - 1819
...echoing groan the thickets brown, Then rustling, crackling, crashing, thunder down. Iliad, xxiii. 144. But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roğr. Pope's Essay on Criticism, 369. DireScylla there a scene of horror forms, And here Charybdis...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 408 pages
...THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES CONTAIN VERSES, THE SOUND OF WHICH IS AN ECHO TO THE SENSE. Soft and Rough. 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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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott (teacher, Edinburgh.) - Elocution - 1819 - 360 pages
...to dance. "Tis not enough no liarshness gives offence ; ..The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse ronghi verse should like a torrent roar. When Ajax strives some roi k's vast weight to throw, The line,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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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