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" 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 flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should... "
The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce - Page 15
de Alexander Pope - 1863
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75 à 76

John Bell - 1796 - 524 pages
...sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance; As those move easiest who have learn'd 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 otnooth stream in smoother numbers flows;...
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 25

1808 - 674 pages
...the sense. Soft is the strain where 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 torrent roar : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - 1801 - 404 pages
...same piece, in the subsequent lines, and with tolerable success, at least in the concluding couplet: Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar f. An attempt of the same kind of conformity of the sound to the sense, is perhaps but too discernible...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

1803 - 290 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 ; But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives...
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Select British Classics, Volume 14

1803 - 372 pages
...slow length along. " And afterwards, " 'Tis not enough no harshness givts offence, " The sound muse seem an echo to the sense. " Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, " And she smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; " But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, •f...
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Lepidoptera Britannica;: sistens digestionem novam insectorum Lepidopterorum ...

Adrian Hardy Haworth - 1803 - 430 pages
...vowels tire, While expletives \hf\T fetbie aid do join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbersßaws ; Eut when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 236 pages
...sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd 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 smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ;...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 418 pages
...sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from art not chance , As those move easiest who have learn 'd to dance. 'Tis not enough, no harshness gives offence , The sound must aeem an echo to the sense ; Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 420 pages
...Spectator was worked off, he would stop the press, to insert a new preposition or conjunction. 28. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...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. The line too...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1806 - 424 pages
...happier climates, into a soil less adapted to its nature, aud 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...
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