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" 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 some rock's vast weight to throw, The line... "
The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers - Página 97
por British essayists - 1823
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volumen1

Great Britain - 1804
...remark that the tioet who tells us, that When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow : , Not so, when...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main ; when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise of Camilla's lightness of foot, he tried another...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volumen4

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...scene ! and slim before his eyes. Atf. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow; Not so when...scours the plain, Flies o'er th* unbending corn, and sk:ms along the main. Pope. Such as have active spirits, who are ever slimming over the surface of...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope. In Two Volumes, Volumen1

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 416 páginas
...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 ; .' . . Not...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.* VOL. i L These * Ver. 386. These lines are usually cited as fine examples of adapting the sound to...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 380 páginas
...When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, Ths line too labours, and the words move slow j Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. Hear how Tiinotheus' vary'd lays surprise, And bid alternate passions fall and rise ! While, at each...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806
...Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow ; ; l Not so, when swift Camilla Scours the plain, Flies...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.* .VOL. i L These * V«r. 366. These lines are usually cited as fine examples of adapting the sound to...
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Poétique anglaise, Volumen1

Albin-Joseph-Ulpien Hennet - 1806
...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; Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th'unbending corn, and skims along the main.* tort, on ctiticitm. PREMIÈRE TRADUCTION. Que le style...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, Volumen1

Alexander Pope - 1807 - 408 páginas
...should like the torrent roar. When Ajrtx strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too lahours, and the words move slow : "Not. so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the' unhending corn, and skims along the main. Hear how Tiraothens' varied lays surprise, And hid alternate...
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The Speaker, or, Miscellaneous pieces: selected from the best English ...

1808 - 400 páginas
...rough verse should like the torrent roar r When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw. The line too labours, and the words move slow ; Not so, when...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. Hear how Timotheus' vary'd lays surprise, And bid alternate passions fall and rise ! While, .at each...
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The British Essayists, Volumen20

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...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; Not so when...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;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...; Not so, w brn swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er Hi' unbending corn, and skims along tbe main.' The beautiful distich upon Ajax in the foregoing...puts me in mind of a description in Homer's Odyssey, wlikli. none of the critics have taken notice iij. It is where Sisyphus is represented lifting his...
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