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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 Alexander Pope, Volumen1

Alexander Pope - 1822
...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 the...
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Murray's English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ...

Lindley Murray - 1822 - 304 páginas
...lash 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 slow. Swift and easy motion. Not so when swift Camilla scout's the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn,...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volumen8

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...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,...thirty years the praise of Camilla's lightness of foot, tried another experiment upon sound and time, and produced this memorable triplet; Waller was smooth...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1823
...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,...thirty years the praise of Camilla's lightness of foot, tried another experiment upon sound and time, and produced this memorable triplet; Waller was smooth;...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
...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....o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. The beautiful distich upon Ajax in the foregoing lines puts me in mind of a description in Homer's...
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The Bardiad: A Poem in Two Cantos

Charles Burton - 1823 - 80 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,...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main." In this specimen, however, (which is probably the best in the English language,) the imitation is imperfect,...
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The Rambler: In Three Volumes ...

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...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 British Essayists: With Prefaces Biographical, Historical and Critical

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
...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 witli great attention, and celebrated by a rival wit, may be judged what...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volúmenes17-18

British essayists - 1823
...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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Continuation of the Rambler

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1823
...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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