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" 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 smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse... "
The British Poets: Including Translations ... - Página 15
1822
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...that the poet, who tells us, that When Ajax strives, some rock's vast weight to throw, The line two 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; when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 9

1824
...terminating sound being / and « : so also is the celebrated passage of Pope, VOL. IX. PART II. U " Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows. ****** Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...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 i But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar....
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 253 páginas
...more are nam'd. SECTION V. VEBSES IN WHICH SOUND CORRESPONDS TO SIGNIFICATION. Smooth and Rough Verse. SOFT is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. Slow Motion Imitated. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labors, and...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1821
...principles of representative harmony, it will be sufficient to remark that the poet who tells us that When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main ; when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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Meter in English: A Critical Engagement

David Baker - 1996 - 368 páginas
...should like the torrent roar: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labors, and the words move slow: Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o 'er th ' unbending corn, and skims along the main. —ALEXANDER POPE Contenting myself with the certainty...
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech

Stephen Adams - 1997 - 252 páginas
...sense: 365 - ~ i - • i - ' r • r ' Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, -| ' ' r ' r ' r And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shoar, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. - T ' i ' i ' - r ' When Ajax strives,...
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Medieval Insular Literature Between the Oral and the Written II: Continuity ...

Hildegard L. C. Tristram - 1997 - 258 páginas
...syllables in unstressed positions in "An Essay on Criticism" (11. 370-1): When/4/ox strives some Rocks' vast weight to throw, The Line too labours, and the Words move slow; (cf. Küper p. 191) In terms of this analysis, the relationship between the plane of abstract metre...
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - 1998 - 194 páginas
...who have learned to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently...hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 páginas
...harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense: Soft is the strain when Zephyr gendy blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows;...When Ajax strives, some rock's vast weight to throw, 370 The line too labours, and the words move slow; Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies...
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