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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... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing Lives of the poets - Page 178
by Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
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Works, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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...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 Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 4

Joseph Addison - 1811
...terse should like the torrent row. When Ajax strives, some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow : Not so, when swift...scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skimt along the main. The beautiful Distich upon Ajax in the foregoing lines, puts me in mind of a...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1811
...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 so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main—- when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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Pretensions to a final analysis of the nature and origin of sublimity, style ...

Basil Richard Barrett - Aesthetics - 1812 - 173 pages
...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...o'er th* unbending corn, and skims along the main, &:c. Suppose, then, a writer to affect only bare perspicuity. The properties of this species -of style...
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Poetica de Horatio: e O ensaio sobre a critica de Alexandre Pope

Horace, Alexander Pope - Literary Criticism - 1812 - 171 pages
...-Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow : 37 1 Not so, when swift Camilla- scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the mum. Hear how Timotheus" vary'd lays surprise, And bid alternate passions fall and rise! 375 While...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes, and the ...

Alexander Pope - 1812
...remark that the poet who tells us, that When Ajax strives some rork's vast weight to ihrow, The line too labours, and the words move slow : Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unhending corn, and skims along the main — when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson

Alexander Chalmers - 1812
...verse shoi, hi like the torrent roar* When Ajax strives some rock,s vast wcight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow; Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o,er th1 unbending corn, and skims along the main. From these lines, laboured with great attention, and...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott, John Walker, James Burgh - Elocution - 1814 - 407 pages
...torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line, too, labors, ami the wards move slow : Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain,...o'er th" unbending corn, and skims along the main.— — Pops. * 20. Good name in man and woman Is the immediate jewi 1 of their sowls. Who steals my purse,...
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The English Reader, Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1815 - 262 pages
...rock's vast weight to throw The line too labours, and the words move slow. , Swift and Easy Motion. Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main, Felling Trees in a Wood. Loud sounds the axe, redoubling strokes on strokes; On all sides round the...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - Literary Collections - 1816
...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...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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