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" 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 should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives... "
The Philosophy of Rhetoric - Page 200
by George Campbell - 1801
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Poems

Joseph Addison - 1810 - 312 pages
...learn'd to dance. 'T is 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...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;...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1810 - 262 pages
...WHICH SOUND CORRESPONDS TO SIGNIFICATION Smooth and rough .verse. Soft is the strain when zephyr gentle blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows....The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. Slow motion imitated. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and...
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Poems by Cowley, Waller, Butler, Denham, Dryden, and Pomfret, Issues 77-79

Abraham Cowley - 1810 - 314 pages
...learn'd to dance. T is 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...flows; but when loud surges lash the sounding shore, Ae hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 546 pages
...leara'd to dance. 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...smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sound ing shore, 368 The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another], Volume 2

1810 - 462 pages
...growth of happier climates, into a soil less adapted to its nature, and less favourable to its increase. Soft is the strain, when Zephyr gently blows, And...smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 460 pages
...happier climates, into a soil less adapted to its nature, and less favourable to its increase. . " • Soft is the strain, when Zephyr gently blows, And...smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 16

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 656 pages
...to dance. Tisnot enough no harshness gives offence, The sound musit seem an pcho to the sense?, ft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows, But when loud billows lash the sounding shore. The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. [throw, When...
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The Spectator, Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 300 pages
...afterwards, v 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 flrws : But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough Terse should like the torrent...
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The Spectator, Volume 4

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - English literature - 1810 - 384 pages
...afterwards, ' 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; ' The sound must seem an echo to the sense. ' Sift is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, * And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows : ' Rut when loud surges lash the sounding shore, ' The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent...
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The British Cicero: Or, A Selection of the Most Admired Speeches ..., Volume 1

Thomas Browne (LL.D.) - Oratory - 1810 - 514 pages
...speaking : " '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 number flows : " But, when loud surges lash the sounding shore, '' The hoarse, rough verse should like...
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