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" 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 like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ... - Pagina 113
door Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pagina’s
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - 1796
...sound must seem an echo to the sense. 365 Soft is the strain, when Zephyr gently blows, And the otnooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud surges...strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line loo labours, and the words move slow; 371 Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th'...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...large stone, I may call ka rock ; — ' a vast weight for AjaxY 1 See ante, p. 185. * In 1715. 1 ' When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow.' Pope, Essay on Criticism, 1. 370. The A sandy dcsart. The tradition is, that a giant threw such another...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ...

John Milton - 1795
...same kind of heauty in the numhers, that the poet recommends in his excellent issay on Criticism ? When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the wcrds move slow. 661. — noav gross hy sinning grown.] \Vhat a tsne moral does Milton here inculcate,...
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 25

Sir Richard Phillips - 1808
...the sense. Soft is the strain where zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother number? flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough Terse should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...principles of representative harmony, it will be sufficient to remark that the poet 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...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - 1801
...same piece, in the subsequent lines, and with tolerable success, at least in the concluding couplet: Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar f. An attempt of the same kind of conformity of the sound to the sense, is perhaps but too discernible...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - 1801
...pause, which occasions a very drawling movement. Another example I shall take from the same author : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow J. * Knight's Tale. -f- Pope, Fragment of a Satire.- J Essay on Criticism. Sect HI. Words considered...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - 1803
...'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...throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow j • Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

1803
...growth of happier climates, into a soil less adapted to its nature, and less favourable to its increase. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives...
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Select British Classics, Volume 14

1803
...The sound muse seem an echo to the sense. " Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, " And she smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; " But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, •f The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. " When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight...
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