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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, Volumen2

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...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, Flieso'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. From these lines, laboured with great attention,...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volumen7

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...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, The line too labours, and the words move slow: Nut so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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,...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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the English poets (cont ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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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Beyond Deconstruction: The Uses and Abuses of Literary Theory

Howard Felperin - 1986 - 226 páginas
...case of enactment for traditional poetics is Pope's example from Homer in his 'Essay on Criticism': 'When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, / The line too labours and the words move slow.' But the Sonnets offer more striking examples, such as the opening of 129: 'Th'expense of spirit in...
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Ulysses

Hugh Kenner - 1987 - 182 páginas
...sometimes exhibits the idea of corporeal bulk'. Johnson's readers were familiar with Pope's claim that When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw The line too labours, and the words move slow. and many may have reflected that what Johnson could not hear in Pope ('In these lines, which mention...
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Contemplating Music: Substance

Carl Dahlhaus, Ruth Katz - 1987 - 392 páginas
...or the genius of the writer. A single instance may suffice to let this idea in the clearest light: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow.23 So will they in the expression of a deep and heavy affliction: And in this harsh world draw...
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 4, The Eighteenth Century

George Alexander Kennedy, H. B. Nisbet, Claude Rawson, Raman Selden - 1989 - 970 páginas
...harmony' like Pope's is not true musical poetry but only description. He does not admire such passages as When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw The line too labours and the words move slow. For precisely the same reason Beattie attacked Handel for 'imitating in a trifling way' in his setting...
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Rhetorics of Order/ordering Rhetorics in English Neoclassical Literature

John Douglas Canfield, J. Paul Hunter, Paul J. Hunter - 1989 - 200 páginas
...exemplifying his simplistic youthful "rule" that the sound of a verse "must seem an Eccho to the Sense." When Ajax strives, some Rock's vast Weight to throw,...o'er th' unbending Corn, and skims along the Main. As he matures, however, he applies this principle in subtler and subtler ways — in fact, to the vanishing...
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Melodious Guile: Fictive Pattern in Poetic Language

John Hollander - 1990 - 262 páginas
...is in fact mucking about with the truth about our lives. To return to Pope's examples for a moment: "When Ajax strives, some Rock's vast weight to throw,.../ The Line too labours, and the Words move slow": We may easily observe that "some Rock's vast weight," although metrically resolved as iambs (because...
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