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" 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 flows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should... "
The British Cicero; Or, A Selection of the Most Admired Speeches in the ... - Page 72
edited by - 1810
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...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. 365 Soft is the strain, when Zephyr gently blows, And the otnooth stream in smoother numbers flows;...
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Monthly Magazine and British Register, Volume 25

Sir Richard Phillips, John Abraham Heraud - 1808
...frequently been cited as a beautiful example of adapting the sound to the sense. Soft is the strain where zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother...loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough Terse should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - English language - 1801
...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 smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - 1803
...song, That like a wounded snake drags its slow length along.' And afterwards, • •• •-• < ' 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound...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...
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Select British Classics, Volume 14

English literature - 1803
...slow length along. " And afterwards, " 'Tis not enough no harshness givts offence, " The sound muse seem an echo to the sense. " Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, " And she smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; " But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, •f...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

English literature - 1803
...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...
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Lepidoptera Britannica;: sistens digestionem novam insectorum Lepidopterorum ...

Adrian Hardy Haworth - Lepidoptera - 1803 - 609 pages
...vowels tire, While expletives \hf\T fetbie aid do join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbersßaws ; Eut when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell

Joseph Addison - 1804
...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...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...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...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 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...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope: with his last corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester), Colley Cibber - 1804 - 754 pages
...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. 365 Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ;...
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