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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 New Pocket CyclopŠdia: Or, Elements of Useful Knowledge, Methodically ... - Page 40
by John Millard - 1813 - 645 pages
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 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 lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - English language - 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...flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar f. An attempt of the same kind of conformity of...
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The Spectator ...

1803 - 412 pages
...along.' And afterwards, • •• •-• < ' 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. '' "'•' ' . Soft is the...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...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

English literature - 1803 - 290 pages
...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

English literature - 1803 - 372 pages
...slow length along. " And afterwards, " 'Tis not enough no harshness givts offence, " 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...
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Lepidoptera Britannica: sistens digestionem novam insectorum lepidopterorum ...

Adrian Hardy Haworth - Lepidoptera - 1803 - 432 pages
...vowels tire, While expletives \hf\T fetbie aid do join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers▀aws ; Eut when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804 - 576 pages
...drags its slow length along. And afterwards, Tis not enough no harshness gives offenc?, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when...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,...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 418 pages
...easiest who have learn 'd to dance. 'Tis not enough, no harshness gives offence , The sound must aeem an echo to the sense ; Soft is the strain when Zephyr...flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrentroar: ^/Vhen Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. 365 Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...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,...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 408 pages
...move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense : Soft is the strain when...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...
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