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" But, when he speaks, what elocution flows! Soft as the fleeces of descending snows, The copious accents fall, with easy art; Melting they fall, and sink into the heart! Wondering we hear, and fix'd in deep surprise, Our ears refute the censure of our... "
Avenia, Or, A Tragical Poem, on the Oppression of the Human Species, and ... - Page 96
1805 - 358 pages
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The Iliad of Homer

Homer - Epic poetry, Greek - 1909 - 628 pages
...280 ' As one unskill'd or dumb, he seem'd to stand, ' Nor rais'd his head, nor stretch'd his sceptred hand ; ' But when he speaks, what elocution flows...descending snows, ' The copious accents fall, with easy art ; 285 ' Melting they fall, and sink into the heart ! ' Wondering we hear, and, fix'd in deep surprise,...
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Quintilian's Institutes of Oratory: Or, Education of an Orator. In ..., Volume 2

Quintilian - Latin prose literature - 1913 - 516 pages
...Nor rais'd his head, nor stretch'd his sceptred hand ; But, when he speaks, what elocution flowe ; Soft as the fleeces of descending snows, The copious...art ; Melting they fall, and sink into the heart. greater sweetness can certainly be imagined ; but desiring to give a notion of the highest power of...
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The Book of Job

James Strahan - Bible - 1914 - 378 pages
...fertilising when it came (Dt 322, Is 55lof')- Compare what is said of Ulysses' oratory (//. iii. 221 f.) : ' But, when he speaks, what elocution flows ! Soft as...art ; Melting they fall, and sink into the heart.' 24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not. The idea would be that his condescension seemed incredible...
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Classical Quarterly, Volume 9

John Percival Postgate, Edward Vernon Arnold, Frederick William Hall - Classical literature - 1915 - 292 pages
...vnfrdBeffO'iv eoixora ^ei/jLeptfjaiv, etc. (II. iii. 22l). This is paraphrased by Pope as follows : But, when he speaks, what elocution flows ! Soft as...art ; Melting they fall, and sink into the heart. I do not know whether any modern editor has explained this passage ; Dr. Leaf, I observe, passes it...
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The Early Life, Correspondence and Writings of the Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke, LL ...

Edmund Burke - Dublin (Ireland) - 1923 - 472 pages
...in persuasion skill 'd Words sweet as Honey, from his Lips distill'd." POPE'S Horn., Book i, 1. 331. "But when he speaks, what Elocution flows! Soft as...fall, and sink into the Heart! Wondring we hear, and fixed in deep Surprise, Our Ears refute the Censure of our Eyes." POPE'S Horn., Book 3, 1. 283. In...
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Lectures to My Students

Charles Haddon Spurgeon - Religion - 1954 - 452 pages
...ground; As one unskilled or dumb, he seemed to stand, Nor rais'd his head, nor stretched his sceptred hand. But when he speaks, what elocution flows! Soft...easy art; Melting they fall, and sink into the heart! Wondering we hear, and, fixed in deep surprise, Our ears refute the censures of our eyes." Nor need...
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The Early Letters of Bishop Richard Hurd, 1739-1762

Richard Hurd - History - 1995 - 562 pages
...with Robert Potter, not John Potter. It does not appear to have survived. i Pope, Iliad, iii. 283-6. "But, when he speaks, what Elocution flows! Soft as...Art; Melting they fall, and sink into the Heart!" If anything in such a couplet could be objected to, it would be the term copious; for as yet I have...
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Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Cornelia D. J. Pearsall - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 408 pages
...example lines from the Iliad: "The eloquence of Ulysses is described by the help of a similitude — Soft as the fleeces of descending snows The copious...with easy art; Melting they fall, and sink into the heart!54 I shall return in chapter 3 to this simile because the oratorical brilliance of Homer's Ulysses...
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The Early Life, Correspondence and Writings of the Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke, LL ...

Edmund Burke - Dublin (Ireland) - 1923 - 470 pages
...in persuasion skill' d Words sweet as Honey, from his Lips distill'd." POPE.S Hom., Book i, 1. 331. "But when he speaks, what Elocution flows! Soft as...fall, and sink into the Heart! Wondring we hear, and fixed in deep Surprise, Our Ears refute the Censure of our Eyes." POPE'S Horn., Book 3, 1. 283. In...
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