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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... "
Lives - Página 565
por Samuel Johnson - 1800
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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...of foot, he tried another experiment upon sound and and time, produced this memorable triplet : Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join ~) The varying...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. From these lines, laboured with great attention, and celebrated by a rival wit, may be judged what...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...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,...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main ; :•*.<.* j. ..* w.hen he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise of Camilla's lightness of...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott (teacher, Edinburgh.) - 1819 - 360 páginas
...sounding shore, The hoarse ronghi verse should like a torrent roar. When Ajax strives some roi k's vast weight to throw, The line, too, labours, and...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. Pope. 20. Good name in man and woman Is the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse, steals...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...slow ; Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flics o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. jFrom these lines, laboured with great attention,...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 263 páginas
...ksh the sounding shore, 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 labours, and the words move slc^v. Swift and easy motion. Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending...
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An Introduction to English Grammar: Equally Adapted to Domestic and to ...

William Jillard Hort - 1822 - 219 páginas
...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,...so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main." FROM BLAIR'S LECTURES. CHAP. III. On Figures. FIGURES...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...harmony, it will be sufficient to remark that the poet, who tells us, that When Ajax strives some rook's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the...so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the' unbending corn, and skims along the main ; when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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Edinburgh Dramatic Review, Volúmenes1-2

1822
...speaks, he tires ; and his laboured prose of style always brings to our recollection the lines, — " When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow." Should the play be repeated, our animadversions on the other characters will be resumed. The after-piece...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volumen1

Alexander Pope - 1822 - 436 páginas
...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, The line too labours, and the words move slow : 371 Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, . Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along...
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