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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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Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...celebrated by a rival wit, may be judged what can be expedited from the, moft diligent endeavours after this imagery of found. The verfe intended to reprefent...jarring confonants. The noife and turbulence of the ^oi'rent, is, indeed, diftinctly imaged, for it requires very little fkill to make our language rough...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...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...to excel in foftnefs or volubility : and the fmooth dream runs with a perpetual clafh of jarring conibnants. The noife and turbulence of the torrent, is,...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]., Volume 2

1801
...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 Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]., Volume 5

1806
...intended to reprefent the whifper of the vernal breeze, muft be confefled not much to excel in fofttftfs or volubility : and the fmooth ftream runs with a...The noife and turbulence of the torrent is, indeed, diftinctly imaged, for it requires very little fkiil to make our language rough : but in thefe lines,...
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The works of Alexander Pope. Containing the principal notes of drs ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1806
...Rambler. " The verfe intended to reprefent the whifper of th-c vernal breeze muft furely be confeflcd not much to excel in foftnefs or volubility ; and the fmooth ftream runs with a perpetual clam of }arring confonanta. The noife and turbulence of the torrent is, indeed, diftindly imaged ;...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: Memoirs of the life and writings of Pope ...

Alexander Pope, William Lisle Bowles - 1806
...the fenfe. But that Pope has failed in this endeavour has been clearly demonftrated by the Rambler. " The verfe intended to reprefent the whifper of the vernal breeze muft furely be confefled not much to excel in foftnefs or volubility ; and th fmooth ftteam runs with...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton,: With Notes of Various Authors. To which ...

John Milton, Henry John Todd - 1809
...celebrated by a rival wit, may be judged what ran be expected from the molt diligent endeavours after this imagery of found. The verfe, intended to reprefent the whifper of the vernal breeze, muft be confefied not much to excell in foftnefs or volubility ; and the fmooth ftream runs with a perpetual...
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