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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... "
Specimens of the British poets - Page 11
by British poets - 1809
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The Bardiad: A Poem in Two Cantos

Charles Burton - 1823
...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 line...so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main." In this specimen, however, (which is probably the best...
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The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation, Book 4

John Pierpont - Recitations - 1823 - 480 pages
...lond 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 line...slow: Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flics o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main. Hear how Timotheus' varied lays surprise,...
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The British Essayists: The Rambler

James Ferguson - English periodicals - 1823
...loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line...words move slow ; Not so when swift Camilla scours ihe plain, Flies o'er the' unbending corn, and skims along the main. From these lines, laboured with...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - Fiction - 1823
...rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The Hne 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. The beautiful distich upon Ajax in the foregoing lines...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1824
...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 line...so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main, Hear how Timotheus' vary'd lays surprize, And bid alternate...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: With Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - English literature - 1824
...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 line...so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main, Hear how Timotheus' vary'd lays surprize, And bid alternate...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line...slow ; Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flieso'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. From these lines, laboured with great attention,...
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The Retrospective Review

Henry Southern - Books - 1824
...Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows. ****** Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies...o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main." There is, then, a constant propensity in the English ear to rest upon consonant sounds, and particularly...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library

British anthology - Children's poetry, American - 1825
...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 line...passions fall and rise ! While at each change the son of Libyan Jove, Now burns with glory, and then melts with love ; Now his fierce eyes with sparkling fury...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1825
...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, The line...o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the mainó when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise of Camilla's lightness of foot, he tried another...
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