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

William Scott - Elocution - 1817 - 416 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...stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges la?h the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1817 - 290 pages
...CORRESPONDS TO ═IGNIFISXTIOH. S mouth and rottgk rersc. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently bio ws, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The huirse rough verse should like the torreut row. Slatv motion imitated. When Ajax strives some rock's...
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Elements of criticism [by H. Home].

Henry Home (lord Kames.), Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1817 - 532 pages
...ships secure without their haulsers ride. • • Another example of the latter: Odyssey, iii. 118. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows. Essay on Crit. 366. Fifthly, Prolonged motion is expressed in an Alexandrine line. The first example...
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The Universal Preceptor: Being a General Grammar of Arts, Sciences, and ...

Sir Richard Phillips - Arts - 1817 - 348 pages
...of the cesural pause. When this pause is on the fourth syllable, the strain is smooth and airy ; as, Soft is the strain | when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream | in smoother murmur flows. Or, it is still quicker, when placed at the second syllable; as, Not so I when swift...
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An English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the ..., Volume 1

Lindley Murray - English language - 1819 - 718 pages
...down. In the succeeding lines, smooth and rough verses correspond to the objects whicli they describe. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. The SECOND class of objects, which the sound of words is often employed to imitate, is Motion: as it...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1819 - 448 pages
...learn'd to dance. 'Tis. not enough no harshness give offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense : 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 American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 490 pages
...harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo 10 the sense : Soft is the strain when Zt phyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers...The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar: When Ajax strives some rocks vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow ;...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - Aesthetics - 1819 - 434 pages
...echoing groan the thickets brown, Then rustling, crackling, crashing, thunder down. Iliad, xxiii. 144. But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent ro╗r. Pope's Essay on Criticism, 369. DireScylla there a scene of horror forms, And here Charybdis...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 426 pages
...THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES CONTAIN VERSES, THE SOUND OF WHICH IS AN ECHO TO THE SENSE. Soft and Rough. 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 the...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1819 - 366 pages
...to dance. "Tis not enough no liarshness gives offence ; ..The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse ronghi verse should like a torrent roar. When Ajax strives some roi k's vast weight to throw, The line,...
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