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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820 - 456 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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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Children's stories - 1820 - 434 pages
...learn'dto dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The soui.d must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; Hut when loud surges lash the sounding shore. The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar....
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Retrospective Review, Volume 9

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - English literature - 1824 - 408 pages
...terminating sound being / and : so also is the celebrated passage of Pope, VOL. IX. PART II. U " Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows. ****** Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820 - 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 the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows i But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar....
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Children's stories - 1820 - 422 pages
...leani'd to dance. "Tis not euiugh 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 nun bers flows J But when loud surges lash the sounding shore. The hoarse rough verse should like the...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Children - 1821 - 280 pages
...more are nam'd. SECTION V. VEBSES IN WHICH SOUND CORRESPONDS 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 labors, and...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Anthologies - 1821 - 278 pages
...are nam'd. SECTION V. VERSES IN WHICH SOUND CORRESPONDS TO SIGNIFICATION. Sjnooth and rough verse. SOFT is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...stream in smoother numbers flows. But when loud surges ksh the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. Slow motion imitated....
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Anthologies - 1821 - 280 pages
...IN WHICH SOUND CORRESPONDS TO SIGNIFICATION. Smooth and rough verse. SOFT is the strain when zepliyr gently blows, • And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows. But when loud serges lash {he sounding shore. The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. Slow motion imitated....
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An Introduction to English Grammar: Equally Adapted to Domestic and to ...

William Jillard Hort - English language - 1822 - 230 pages
...which may be added the verses of Pope, who breathes the very soul of harmony, on this very subject. " 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 British poets, including translations, Volume 41

British poets - 1822 - 276 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...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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