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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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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1814 - 424 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 throw,...
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The Reader: Containing I. The Art of Delivery ... a Selection of Lessons in ...

Abner Alden - English language - 1814 - 222 pages
...move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness giyes 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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816 - 484 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...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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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 5

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816 - 530 pages
...╗ * * ' 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soil is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, . ,' Ttoe hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. much maturity...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1816 - 452 pages
...glide, And ships secure without their haulsers ride. Odytsey, iii. 118. Another example of the latter : Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows. Es'ay on Crit. 366. Fifthly, Prolonged motion is expressed in an Alexandrine line. The first example...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1817 - 414 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...stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges la?h the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1817 - 290 pages
...CORRESPONDS TO ═IGNIFISXTIOH. S mouth and rottgk rersc. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently bio ws, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The huirse rough verse should like the torreut row. Slatv motion imitated. When Ajax strives some rock's...
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Elements of criticism [by H. Home].

Henry Home (lord Kames.) - Criticism - 1817 - 532 pages
...ships secure without their haulsers ride. • • Another example of the latter: Odyssey, iii. 118. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows. Essay on Crit. 366. Fifthly, Prolonged motion is expressed in an Alexandrine line. The first example...
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The Universal Preceptor: Being a General Grammar of Arts, Sciences, and ...

Sir Richard Phillips - Arts - 1817 - 348 pages
...of the cesural pause. When this pause is on the fourth syllable, the strain is smooth and airy ; as, Soft is the strain | when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream | in smoother murmur flows. Or, it is still quicker, when placed at the second syllable; as, Not so I when swift...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1819 - 448 pages
...move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis. not enough no harshness give 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 throw,...
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