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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 Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison - Side 61
af Joseph Addison - 1811
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - 2001 - 636 sider
...to. His words, "The oath should be an echo to the sense," echo Pope's Essay in Criticism. 1, 364-65: Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo of the sense. Among Acres' oaths are "Odds whips and wheels!" . . . "Odds triggers and flint!" . ....
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Meter and Meaning: An Introduction to Rhythm in Poetry

Thomas (University of Southern Maine Carper, USA), Thomas Carper, Derek Attridge, Derek (University of York Attridge, UK) - 2003 - 156 sider
...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. Here is our performance. The alternate performances that we can hear readily are indicated on additional...
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The Arts in Mind: Pioneering Texts of a Coterie of British Men of Letters

Ruth Katz, Ruth HaCohen - 2003 - 431 sider
...specific Difference hetween the ancient and modern Compositions, and consequently their Excellency, s. "Soft is the Strain when zephyr gently Blows, And the smooth Stream in smoother numhers Flows; But when loud Surges lash the sounding Shore, The hoarse, rough Verse should like the...
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Meaning and Use

A. Margalit - 2007 - 308 sider
...Alexander Pope who expressed, perhaps unthinkingly, the classical goal of linguistic theory, saying: " 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence; The sound must seem an echo to the sense." 41 1 plead for an institutional amendment: " 'Tis not enough no harshness gives abuse; The sound must...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - 2006 - 267 sider
...chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. Tis not enough no harshness gives offense, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, the west wind And the smooth stream in smoother numbers (lows; But when loud surges lash the sounding...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 sider
...(17n) 3 True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who learn'd to dance. Sh An Essay on Criticism 1. 362 (17n) 4 To err is human; to forgive, divine. An Essay on Criticism 1....
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The Art of Effective Public Speaking

Ernest Pertwee - 2006 - 280 sider
...appearance together.' Note the melody and strength in these four lines from Pope's Essay on Criticism : ' 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...
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Thought-Provoking Quotations

...Johnson 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. - Alexander Pope Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: "Fool! " said my Muse to me, "look...
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