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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, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ... - Page 61
by Alexander Pope - 1808 - 651 pages
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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...smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar f. An attempt...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - 1803
...That like a wounded snake drags its slow length along.' And afterwards, • •• •-• < ' 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must...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...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

English literature - 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...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804
...wounded snake 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...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...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 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...smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrentroar: ^/Vhen Ajax...
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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...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...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must...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...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 2

1806
...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 soundsng shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...happier climates, into a soil less adapted to its nature, aud 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...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...preposition or conjunction. J^^ if»*Ar.i •;•• ^*\ • -( '"*• . "r ,'-•'•••.• * ' 28. 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...
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