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" ... 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 too labours, and... "
The New monthly magazine and universal register. [Continued as] The New ... - Page 451
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - 1729
...vaft Weight to throw, The Line too labours, and the Words move flow; Het fo, when fwift Camilla fcours the Plain, flies o'er th' unbending Corn, and skims along the Main. THE beautiful Diftich upon Ajax in the foregoing Lines, puts me in Mind of a Defcription in Homer's...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...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 corn, and skims along the main ; when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise of Camilla's lightness of foot, he tried another...
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The philosophy of rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - English language - 1801
...same kind a little after in the same piece, to represent uncommon speed : Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main J. A most wonderful and peculiar felicity in this measure to be alike adapted to imitate the opposite...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - English language - 1801
...same kind .a little after in the same piece, to represent uncommon speed : Not so. when, swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn,. and skims along, the mainj. A most wonderful and 'peculiar felicity in this measure to be alike adapted to ^mitate the opposite...
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Select British Classics, Volume 14

English literature - 1803
...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 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 works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell

Joseph Addison - 1804
...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. The beautiful Distich upon Ajax in the foregoing lines, puts me in mind of a description in Homer's...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...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 corn, and skims along the main ; when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise of Camilla's lightness of foot, he tried another...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...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 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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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805
...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 corn, and skims along the main. ftfe. To SCOUR, vn i. To perform the office of cleaning domestick utensils. I keep his house, nnd wash,...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...rock's vast weight to throw, Ths line too labours, and the words move slow j Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. Hear how Tiinotheus' vary'd lays surprise, And bid alternate passions fall and rise ! While, at each...
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