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" The verfe intended to reprefent the whifper of the vernal breeze, muft be confeffed not much to excel in foftnefs or volubility : and the fmooth ftream runs with a perpetual clafh of jarring confonants. The noife and turbulence of the... "
An Essay on the Nature of the English Verse: With Directions for Reading Poetry - Page 50
by Joseph Robertson - 1799 - 134 pages
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]., Volume 4

1751
...celebrated by a rival wit, may be judged whit can be expected from the moft diligent endeavours after this imagery of found. The verfe intended to reprefent the whifper of the vernal breeze, 'mnft furely be confefied, not much to excel in foftnels or volubility ; and the fmooth ftream runs...
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The Works of Virgil in English Verse, Volume 3

Virgil, Christopher Pitt, Joseph Warton - 1763
...muft furely be confe.fed not much to excel in foftnefs or volubility ; and the fmooth flream, rims with a perpetual clafh of jarring confonants. The noife and turbulence of the torrent, is indeed diftinftly imaged ; for it requires very little Ikill to make our language rough. But in the lines...
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The Rambler. ...

Samuel Johnson - 1763
...muft be confefled not much to excel in fofmefs .or volubility ; and the fmooth ftream, runs-with.a perpetual clafh of jarring confonants. The noife and turbulence of the torrent, is, indeed, diftinctly imaged, for it requires ver.y little fkill to make our .language rough ; but but in thefe...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 578 pages
...reprefent the whifper of the vernal breeze, *' muft furely be confefled not much to excel in " foftnefs and volubility ; and the fmooth ftream " runs with a perpetual clafh of jarring conę' fonants." But notwithftanding the authority of this criticifm, a man may, with good reafon,...
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Critical Essays: I. Observations on the Sublime, of Longiunus. II. The ...

Edward Burnaby Greene - 1770 - 327 pages
...verfe intended to reprefent the " whifpcr of the vernal breeze muft be " confefled not much to excell in foftnefs, " or volubility ; and the fmooth ftream runs " with a perpetual clafh of jarring confo" naats;. the noife and turbulence of the " torrent," &c.—Rambler, No, 92, Vol. IV. fm. edit....
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The Works of Virgil: In Latin & English. The Aeneid, Volume 3

Virgil - 1778
...by a. rival wit, may be judged what can be expefted, from tjte moft diligent endeavours after this imagery of found. The verfe intended to reprefent the whifper of the vernal breeze, muft furely be confefTcd not much tp excel in fofmefs or volubility ; and thp fmooth ftream, runs with a...
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The Rambler: In Four Volumes..

Samuel Johnson - 1784
...celebrated by a rival wit, may be judged what can be expected from the moft diligent endeavours after this imagery of found. The verfe intended to reprefent...muft , be confeffed not much to excel in foftnefs or volu- ^ bility ; and the fmooth ftream runs with a perpetual clafh of jarring confonants. The noife...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...imagery of found. The verfe intended to reprefcnt the tfhifper of the vernal breeze, muft be confefled not much to excel in foftnefs or volubility ; and...with a perpetual clafh of jarring confonants. The noifc and turbulence of the torrent is, indeed, diftinctly imaged, for it requires very little fkill...
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...celebrated by a rival wit, may be judged what can be expected from the moft diligent endeavours after this imagery of found. The verfe intended to reprefent the whifper of the vernal breeze, muft be confefled not much to excel in foftnefs or volubility ; and the fmooth ftream runs with a perpetual...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes, Complete. With ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1797
...Rambler. " The verfe intended to teprefent the whifper of the vernal breeze muft furely be confefled not much to excel in foftnefs or volubility ; and the fmooth ftream runs with a perpetual clam of jarring confonants. The IMITATIONS. VER. 366. Sofi Is thejlrain, EsV.] " Turn fi laeta canunt,"...
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