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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... "
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1865
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Le Spectateur: ou, Le Socrate moderne, ou l'on voit un portrait ..., Volume 8

1768
...shore, The hoarfe rotigh verfe shou'd like the torrent rore. When AJKK ftrives Corne Rock's vaft weigth to throw , The line too labours , and the words move slow; Not fo'when fwift Camilla fcours the plain, Files o' er the unbending corn, and skiras along the main....
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1786
...large stone, I may call ka rock ; — ' a vast weight for AjaxY 1 See ante, p. 185. * In 1715. 1 ' When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow.' Pope, Essay on Criticism, 1. 370. The A sandy dcsart. The tradition is, that a giant threw such another...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ...

John Milton - 1795
...same kind of heauty in the numhers, that the poet recommends in his excellent issay on Criticism ? When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the wcrds move slow. 661. — noav gross hy sinning grown.] \Vhat a tsne moral does Milton here inculcate,...
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 25

Sir Richard Phillips - 1808
...But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough Terse should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...too labours, and the words move slow; Not so when iwift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main. Essay on Criticism....
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - English language - 1801
...pause, which occasions a very drawling movement. Another example I shall take from the same author : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow J. * Knight's Tale. -f- Pope, Fragment of a Satire.- J Essay on Criticism. Sect HI. Words considered...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - English language - 1801
...which occasions a very drawling movement. Another example I shall take from the same author : / Wherf Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow J. Sect. III. Words considered as sounds. In the first of these lines the harsh combinations of consonants...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - English essays - 1803
...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 j • Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the...
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Lepidoptera Britannica: sistens digestionem novam insectorum lepidopterorum ...

Adrian Hardy Haworth - Lepidoptera - 1803 - 609 pages
...Eut 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, The line too labours, and the words move »low ; Not so 4uh¿n sitiift Camilla scours the p lain, Flits o'er the unbending corn, and skims along...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...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, Flieso'erth' unbending corn, and skims along themain....
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804
...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 labors, and the words move slow : Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending...
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