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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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope - Page 59
by Alexander Pope - 1904 - 505 pages
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The British Essayists, Volume 20

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...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...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. From these lines, laboured with great attention, and . celebrated by a rival wit, may be judged what...
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The British Essayists;: Rambler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...The line"too labours, and the words move slow; When Aj.IX strives some rock's vast weight to throw, Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. From these lines, laboured with great attention, and celebrated by a rival wit, may be judged what...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope: In four volumes. Collated ..., Volumes 1-2

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...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 line too labours, and the words move slow : Not so when swift. Camilla scours the plain, Flies...
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1808
...blows, And the smooth stream in smoother number* 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 line too labours, and (lie words move slow : Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies...
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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers ff Bat when load 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 too labours, and the words move slow ; Not so, w brn swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - Children - 1809 - 1016 pages
...should like the torrent roar. [throw, When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to The line too labors, nse: Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven,...light, which in yourself you must perceive; Jones ari surprise. And bid alternate passions fall and rise ! \Vhile, at each change, the son of Libyan Jove...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - Books and reading - 1809 - 363 pages
...caution to others not to attempt it. Had his lines " When Ajax strives some mighty weight to throw; "The line too labours, and the words move slow ; "...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main," been all the author meant them in this respest, the merit would not have been great. It would have...
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Specimens of the British poets

British poets - 1809
...hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. 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...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...sufficient to remark that the poet, who tells us, that When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow : Not...o'er th' 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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to thiow, The line too labours, and the words move slow ; Not...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main From these lines, laboured with great attention, and celebrated by a rival wit, may be judged what...
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