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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 line... "
A system of phrenology - Page 450
by George Combe - 1837 - 664 pages
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...wlio tells us, that When 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 th' unbending corn, and skims along the main ; when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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Select British Classics, Volume 14

English literature - 1803
...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 o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main." The beautiful distich upon Ajax in the foregoing lines,...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

English literature - 1803
...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 o'er th' unbending corn, and skims jlong the main. From these lines, laboured with great attention, and...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell

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

William Enfield - 1804
...like the torrentroar: ^/Vhen 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 th' unbending corn , and skims along the main. Hear how Timothens' vary?d.lays surprise , And bid alternate...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...tioet who tells us, that 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 th' unbending corn, and skims along the main ; when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805
...slim before his eyes. Atf. 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 th* unbending corn, and sk:ms along the main. Pope. Such as have active spirits, who are ever slimming...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 416 pages
...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 o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.* VOL. i L These * Ver. 366. These lines are usually cited...
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Poétique anglaise, Volume 1

Albin Joseph U. Hennet - 1806
...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 o'er th'unbending corn, and skims along the main.* tort, on ctiticitm. PREMIÈRE TRADUCTION. Que le style...
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The Speaker, or, Miscellaneous pieces: selected from the best English ...

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1808 - 400 pages
...should like the torrent roar r 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 th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. Hear how Timotheus' vary'd lays surprise, And bid alternate...
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