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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 Major Works

Alexander Pope, Pat Rogers - Poetry - 2006 - 737 pages
...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....labours, and the words move slow; Not so, when swift Camilla0 scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. Hear how Timotheus'0...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 267 pages
...wind And the smooth stream in smoother numbers (lows; 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, powerful Greek warrior The line too labors, and the words move slow; Not so when swift Camilla scours...
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Writing Metrical Poetry: Contemporary Lessons for Mastering Traditional Forms

William Baer - Poetry - 2006 - 264 pages
...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 labors, and the words move slow; Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er...
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The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century English Poetry

Neil Corcoran - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 268 pages
...subject - Pope gives some handy advice on this theme: 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 . . . (Essay on Criticism, 1711) Not only does Pope expand the last line to a hexameter, but he contracts...
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Bulfinch's Mythology - The Age of Fable Or Stories of Gods and Heroes

Thomas Bulfinch - Juvenile Fiction - 2007 - 324 pages
...sound should be an echo to the sense," he says: "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 or skims along the main. " Essay on Criticism. 256 PYTHAGORAS- EGYPTIAN DEITIES-...
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