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" True ease in writing comes from art, not chance ; As those move easiest who have learned 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... "
The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine - Page 238
1865
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...slow; And praise the easy vigour of a line, 360 Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance; As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense....
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - 1803
...song, That like a wounded snake drags its slow length along.' And afterwards, • •• •-• < ' '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...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...slow } And praise the easy vigour of a line , Where Denham's strength and "Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art not chance , As those move easiest who have learn 'd to dance. 'Tis not enough, no harshness gives offence , The sound must aeem an echo to the...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...along, And praise the easy vigour of a line 360 Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense....
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 416 pages
...evident that he bestowed much time and care on his poems, before he ventured them out of his hands."f 27. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. J • i It is well known that the writings of Voiture, of Sarassin, and La Fontaine,...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...languishingly slow ; And praise the easy vigour of a line, Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 5

David Phineas Adams, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1808
...light : To all proportion'd terms he must dis-- pense, And make the sound a picture of the sense. PITT. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. POPE. Tune longe sale saxa sonant, tune et fréta ventis Incipiunt agitata tumescere : littore fluctus...
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1808
...languisbingly slow, And praise the easy vigour of a line [join. Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense....
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The Speaker, or, Miscellaneous pieces: selected from the best English ...

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1808 - 400 pages
...slow ; And praise the easy vigour of a line, WThere Denham's strength, and Waller's sweetness join True ease in writing comes from art, not chance. As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ...

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...languishingly slow, And praise the easy vigour of a line [join. Where Denhatn's strength and Waller's sweetuess True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense....
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