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" Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin or in Greek, We write in sand, our language grows, And like the tide our work o'erflows. "
An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ... - Seite 148
von Joseph Warton - 1806
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which is ..., Band 3

English poets - 1801
...ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. Poets, that lasting marble seek, Must carre in Latin or in Greek : We write in sand ; our language...matchless strain, And yet he did not sing in vain. The beauties which adorn'd that age, The shining subjects of his rage, Hoping they should immortal...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which is ..., Band 3

English poets - 1801
...matter may betray their art : Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. Poets, that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin...language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows. » x Chaucer his sense can only boast, The glory of his numbers lost ! Years have defac'd his matchless...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed an ..., Band 3

George Ellis - 1803 - 458 Seiten
...that dies, our language fails. Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. Poets, that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin...matchless strain, And yet he did not sing in vain. The beauties which adorn'd that age, The shining subjects of his rage, Hoping they should immortal...
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The Poetical Works of Edmund Waller ...

Edmund Waller - 1806
...matter may betray their art : Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin...language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows. Chancer his sense can only boast, The glory of his numbers lost ! Years have defac'd his matchless...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Band 8

Alexander Chalmers - 1819
...matter may betray their art : Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. Poets, that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin...like the tide, our work o'erflows. Chaucer his sense ran only boast, The glory of his numbers lost ! Years have defac'd his matchless strain, And yet he...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Band 1

John Aikin - 1820 - 807 Seiten
...matter may betray their art : Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. t which is not good, is not delicious To a well-govern'd...fetch their precepts from the Cynic tub, ; Praisi dcfac'd his matchless strain, And yet he did not sing in vain. The beauties, which adom'd that age,...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Band 2

John Aikin - 1821 - 807 Seiten
...matter may betray their art : Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. Poets, that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin...language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows. j Chaucer his sense can only boast, The glory of his numbers lost ! Years have defac'd his matchless...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...matter may betray their art : Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin...boast, The glory of his numbers lost ! Years have defaced his matchless strain, And yet he did not sing in vain. The beauties which adorn'd that age,...
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The Works of James the First, King of Scotland, to which is Prefixed, a ...

James I (King of Scotland) - 1825 - 295 Seiten
...last century, may, with equal force, be applied to the poetical remains of King James I. of Scotland: Poets, that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin...sense can only boast, The glory of his numbers lost ! Tears have defac'd bis matchless strain, And yet he did not write in vain. . • i Upon the whole:...
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The works of James the first. Also, Some brief remarks on the intimate ...

James I (king of Scotland.) - 1825
...last century, may, with equal force, be applied to the poetical remains of King James I. of Scotland: Poets, that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin...our language grows ; And, like the tide, our work o'erfiows. Chaucer his sense can only boast, The glory of his numbers lost ! Years have defac'd his...
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