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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 works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ... - Page 562
by Great Britain - 1804
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Select British Classics, Volume 14

1803
...when loud surges lash the sounding shore, •f The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. " When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main." The beautiful distich upon Ajax in the foregoing lines, puts me in mind of a description in Homer's...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

1803
...But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims jlong the main. From these lines, laboured with great attention, and celebrated by a rival wit, may...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
...when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrentroar: ^/Vhen Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw , The...o'er th' unbending corn , and skims along the main. Hear how Timothens' vary?d.lays surprise , And bid alternate passions Tall and rise ! "While at each...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804
...should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labors, and the words move slow : Not so when swift Camilla...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. The beautiful Distich upon Ajax in the foregoing lines, puts me in mind of a description in Homer's...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...glide along. Thin airy shapes o'er the furrows rise, A dreadful scene ! and slim before his eyes. Atf. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...scours the plain, Flies o'er th* unbending corn, and sk:ms along the main. Pope. Such as have active spirits, who are ever slimming over the surface of...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope. In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 416 pages
...when loud surges lash the sounding shore, , 'The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.* VOL. i L These * Ver. 386. These lines are usually cited as fine examples of adapting the sound to...
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Poésie, versification [etc

Albin-Joseph-Ulpien Hennet - 1806
...when loud surges lash the sounding shore , The hoarse , rough verse should like the torrent roar ; When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw..., when swift Camilla scours the plain , Flies o'er th'unbending corn , and skims along the main.* POPE , on criticiim. PREMIÈRE TRADUCTION. Que le style...
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The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1808 - 400 pages
...But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar r When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw....o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. Hear how Timotheus' vary'd lays surprise, And bid alternate passions fall and rise ! While, .at each...
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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...Bat when land surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.' The beautiful distich upon Ajax in the foregoing lines puts me in mind of a description in Homer's...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ...

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...so when swift. Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the' unbending corn, and skims along the Hear how Timothens' varied lays surprise, [main. And hid alternate...
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