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" 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 some rock's vast weight to throw, The line... "
The Review of Reviews - Page 472
edited by - 1895
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1786
...large stone, I may call ka rock ; — ' a vast weight for AjaxY 1 See ante, p. 185. * In 1715. 1 ' When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow.' Pope, Essay on Criticism, 1. 370. The A sandy dcsart. The tradition...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ...

John Milton - 1795
...same kind of heauty in the numhers, that the poet recommends in his excellent issay on Criticism ? When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the wcrds move slow. 661. — noav gross hy sinning grown.] \Vhat a tsne moral does Milton...
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 25

Sir Richard Phillips - 1808
...But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough Terse should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow; Not so when iwift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...principles of representative harmony, it will be sufficient to remark that the poet wlio tells us, that When When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow : Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - 1801
...pause, which occasions a very drawling movement. Another example I shall take from the same author : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow J. * Knight's Tale. -f- Pope, Fragment of a Satire.- J Essay on Criticism....
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Lepidoptera Britannica: sistens digestionem novam insectorum lepidopterorum ...

Adrian Hardy Haworth - 1803 - 609 pages
...Eut 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 line too labours, and the words move »low ; Not so 4uh¿n sitiift Camilla scours the p lain, Flits o'er the...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - 1803
...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, The line too labours, and the words move slow j • Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th'...
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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, " The line too labours, and the words move slow , " Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, " Flies o'er th'...
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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 line too labours, and the words move slow ; Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804
...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, The line too labors, and the words move slow : Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main....
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