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" 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 some rock's vast weight to throw, The... "
A System of Phrenology - Page 472
by George Combe - 1830 - 707 pages
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Monthly Magazine and British Register, Volume 25

Sir Richard Phillips, John Abraham Heraud - 1808
...some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow; Not so when iwift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main. Essay on Criticism. Johnson, indeed, has remarked, and endeavoured to prove, that Pope failed in this...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope: In four volumes. Collated ..., Volumes 1-2

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...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 the' unbending corn, and skims along the Hear how Timothens' varied lays surprise, [main. And hid alternate passions fall and rise ! While at...
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1808
...When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and (lie words move slow : Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the' unbending corn, and skims along the Hear how Timothens' varied lays surprise, [main. And bid alternate passions fall and rise I While at...
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Specimens of the British poets

British poets - 1809
...When Ajaa 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 the' unbending corn, and skims along the main. Hear how Timothens' varied lays surprise, And bid alternate passions fall and rise! While at each change...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - History - 1811
...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 the unbending corn, and skims along the main—- when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise of Camilla's lightness of foot, he tried another...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - Oratory - 1811 - 408 pages
...strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words more slow. Swift and Easy. Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn and skims along the main. Felling Trees. Loud sounds the axe redoubling strokes on strokes r On all sides round the forest hurls...
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The Reader: Containing I. The Art of Delivery ... a Selection of Lessons in ...

Abner Alden - Readers - 1814 - 228 pages
...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...the unbending corn, and skims along the main. POPE, II. Good name, in man or woman, Js the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse, steals...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1816 - 254 pages
...rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow. Srvift and Easy Motion. Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main. Felling Trees in a Wood. Loud sounds the axe, redoubling strokes on strokes; On all sides ronnd the...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 80

History - 1856
...if your life was at stake, and travel will not give up its sweets to such a surface-skimmer. Pope's Camilla " Scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main." I stay to reap the com, and to fish in the sea. M ANTON. — You are talking of seafishing ; what lazy...
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Elements of Criticism

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1819
...foaming high, and tumbling to the shore. Iliad, xiii. 1004. The last shall be of rapid motion prolonged i Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main. , . . JSuay on Crit. 373. Again, speaking of a rock torn from the brow of a mountain : Still gath'ring...
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