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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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An introduction to English grammar

William Jillard Hort - 1822 - 219 páginas
...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 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, Volumen41

British poets - 1822
...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 swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the' unbending corn, and skims along the Hear how Timotheus' varied lays surprise, [main. And bid alternate...
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The Spectator: With Notes, and a General Index. The Eight Volumes Comprised ...

1822 - 771 páginas
...rough verse should like the torrent roar. Wh=n Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, Ite line too labours, and the words move slow : Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, rnei o'er ill' unbending com, and skims along the main.' The beautiful distich upon Ajax in the foregoing...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

1823
...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...puts me in mind of a description in Homer's Odyssey, vhich none of the critics havt taken notice of. It is where Sisyphus ia represented lifting his stone...
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The British Essayists: Rambler

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
...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 witli great attention, and celebrated by a rival wit, may be judged what...
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The Bardiad: A Poem in Two Cantos

Charles Burton - 1823
...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." In this specimen, however, (which is probably the best in the English language,) the imitation is imperfect,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: LL.D. A New Edition in Twelve Volumes ..., Volumen8

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...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 : 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, tried another...
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The Rambler: In Three Volumes ...

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...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 Speaker: Or Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 346 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 so, when...Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the nuim . Hear how Timotheus' varied lays surprise, And bid alternate passions fall and rise ! While,...
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An English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the ..., Volumen1

Lindley Murray - 1823
...too labours, and the words move slow. In the next example, the verse resembles swift and easy motion. Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies...th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. The following verses exemplify laborious and impetuous motion. With many a weary step, and many a groan,...
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