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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 English Reader, Or, Pieces of Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1825 - 264 sider
...arc nam'd. , SECTION V. VERSES IN WHICH SOUND CORRESPONDS TO SIGNIFICATION. Smooth and rough verse. 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 vetse should like the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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...
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The retrospective review, Bind 9

1824
...terminating sound being / and n : 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...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 sider
...44 True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. ition should be made of sterner stuff. (Ill, ii) 50 There is a tide in the (Fr. II) FaBoUs; HAP; NIP; PoEL-3; SeCePo 45 For fools admire, but men of sense approve: (Fr. II) 46...
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Mimic Fires: Accounts of Early Long Poems on Canada

D. M. R. Bentley - 1994 - 354 sider
...learned from An Essay on Criticism, particularly from Pope's examples of subjects requiring sibilance ("Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, / And the smooth Stream in smoother numbers flows") and from his illustrations of the mimetic effectiveness of "long Vowels ("drags its...
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The Sáhitya-darpaṇa Or Mirror of Composition of Viśvanátha: A Treatise on ...

Viśvanātha Kavirāja - 1994 - 444 sider
...need should I have of Indra's rank ?" where the word «sqi (by thec) is wanting. 11 'Tig not enongh no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense." Literal Incongruity when the letters are smooth is exemplified in the following stanza, addressed by...
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The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism: Reading Against the Grain

Kevin J. H. Dettmar - 1996 - 276 sider
...expressive form in poetry: 'Tis not enough no Harshness gives Offence, The Sound must seem an Eccho 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 shou'd like the...
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News Values: Ideas for an Information Age

Jack Fuller - 1996 - 251 sider
...organizational structure — that fits his purpose, keeping in mind the advice of Alexander Pope: 24 Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an Echo to the sense. ( five ) ENS HNDLITERflRY TECHNIQUE OVER THE YEARS SOME JOURNALISM HAS LASTED WELL beyond its normal...
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Europe: A History

Norman Davies - 1996 - 1365 sider
...interests: True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo of the sense. Ail nature is but art, unknown to Thee; All chance, direction which thou canst not see;...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 sider
...29 True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. ALEXANDER POPE, (1688-1744) British satirical poet. "An Essay on Criticism," I. 362-5 (1711). 30 Why...
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