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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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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1825 - 372 páginas
...rough verse should like a 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.— Pop* 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.: With Murphy's Essay, Volumen4

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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 works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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 swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' uubending corn, and skims along the main ; when he had enjoyed, for about thirty years, the-praise...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces of Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1825 - 264 páginas
...rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow. Sanft and easy motion. Not so when swift .Camilla scours the plain, Flies...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. * Sensual pleasure. „ Felling trees in a wood. Loud sounds the axe, redoubling strokes on strokes...
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A Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms

Roger Fowler - 1987 - 262 páginas
...'An Essay on Criticism': When Ajax 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 th'unbendmg corn, and skims along the main. Samuel Jobnson, however, attempting to prove that the mind...
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Contemplating Music: Substance

Carl Dahlhaus, Ruth Katz - 1987 - 392 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 swift Camilla scours the Plain, Flies o'er the unbending Corn, and skims along the Main. Hear how Timotheus vary'd Lays surprise, And bid alternate...
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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
...Sense' (line 365), then illustrates it: 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. (II. 370-3) The Essay on Criticism is not, like most of...
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Rhetorics of Order/ordering Rhetorics in English Neoclassical Literature

John Douglas Canfield, J. Paul Hunter - 1989 - 200 páginas
...verse "must seem an Eccho to the Sense." 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. 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
...toward a particular bit of narrative: 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 oe'r th'unbending Corn, and skims along the Main. Swift Camilla's fast six feet are uncontaminated by any...
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The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art, Based Originally on ...

Charles Mills Gayley - 1991 - 597 páginas
...echo to the sense," says : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line, too, labors and the words move slow ; Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, or skims along the main. Essay on Criticism. 268-281. On Norse mythology, see RB Anderson, Norse Mythology,...
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