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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. When Ajax strives... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope ...: To which is Prefixed the Life of ... - Page 14
by Alexander Pope - 1826 - 133 pages
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796 - 524 pages
...sound must seem an echo to the sense. 365 Soft is the strain, when Zephyr gently blows, And the otnooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud surges...When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line loo labours, and the words move slow; 371 Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800 - 714 pages
...to remark that the poet wlio tells us, that When When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow : Not...so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main ; when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - English language - 1801 - 404 pages
...same piece, in the subsequent lines, and with tolerable success, at least in the concluding couplet: Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar f. An attempt of the same kind of conformity of the sound to the sense, is perhaps but too discernible...
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The Spectator ...

1803 - 412 pages
...slow length along.' And afterwards, • •• •-• < ' 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. '' "'•'...When. Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow j • Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies...
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Lepidoptera Britannica;: sistens digestionem novam insectorum Lepidopterorum ...

Adrian Hardy Haworth - Lepidoptera - 1803 - 430 pages
...strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers▀aws ; Eut when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should...When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move ╗low ; Not so 4uh┐n sitiift Camilla scours the p lain, Flits...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

English literature - 1803 - 290 pages
...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 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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Select British Classics, Volume 14

English literature - 1803 - 372 pages
...she smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; " But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, •f The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar....When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, " The line too labours, and the words move slow , " Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, "...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804 - 578 pages
...wounded snake drags its slow length along. And afterwards, Tis not enough no harshness gives offenc?, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is...When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labors, and the words move slow : Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 236 pages
...to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. 365 Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow : 371 Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flieso'erth'...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 418 pages
...easiest who have learn 'd to dance. 'Tis not enough, no harshness gives offence , The sound must aeem an echo to the sense ; Soft is the strain when Zephyr...sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrentroar: ^/Vhen Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw , The line too labours , and the...
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