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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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The rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 462 pages
...soil less adapted to its nature, and less favourable to its increase. Soft is the strain, when Zrphyr 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. When Ajax strives...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 16

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810 - 648 pages
...no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when Zqihyr 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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Works, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 388 pages
...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 the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows i But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The horse rough verse should like the torrent roar....
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The Arts and Sciences Abridged: With a Selection of Pieces, from Celebrated ...

Charles Peirce - Textbooks - 1811 - 266 pages
...thy own, SECTION IVi. VERSES IN. WHICH THE SOUND CORRESPONDS TO SIGNIFICATION. Smooth and rough versa Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother, numbers flbws> Bat when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 4

Joseph Addison - 1811 - 514 pages
...And afterwards, '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 terse should like the...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 428 pages
...learn'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 smooth stream in smoother number flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1812 - 230 pages
...to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. 365 Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...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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Pretensions to a Final Analysis of the Nature and Origin of Sublimity, Style ...

Basil Richard Barrett - Aesthetics - 1812 - 188 pages
...demands of the subject. In the following "verses he has most accu* lately exemplified the precept : Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...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 - 1812 - 378 pages
...pleasure. SECTION V. Verses in which sound cor responds to signification. ._ ,. Smooth, and rough verse. SOFT is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...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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Poetica de Horatio: e O ensaio sobre a critica de Alexandre Pope

Horace - Criticism - 1812 - 198 pages
...a danšar, melhor se move, Na§ basta ao verso, ser brando, innocente O som deve ser eco do sentido 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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