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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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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Prefaces

John Aikin - 1826 - 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...matchless strain, And yet he did not sing in vain. The beauties, which adom'd that age, The shining subjects of his rage, Hoping they should immortal...
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The Works of James the First, King of Scotland: To which is Prefixed, a ...

James I (King of Scotland) - 1827 - 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...have defac'd his matchless strain, And yet he did not write in vain. Upon the whole: If the present publication, which has been the amusement of leisure...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Band 1

John Timbs - 1829
...shall with the world remain Both bound together live or die, The verses and the prophecy. * « » • Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin...language grows, And like the tide, our work o'erflows. Waller — On English VerseMCCLVm. Up in large quantities. An essay- writer must practise in the chemical...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Band 1

John Timbs - 1829
...shall with the world remain Both bound together live or die, The verses and the prophecy. * * * ' * Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin...language grows, And like the tide, our work o'erflows. Waller— On' English Verse. MCCLVHL The ordinary writers of morality prescribe to their readers after...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik].

George Lillie Craik - 1830
...general state of feeling, Waller, the poet, who died the year before the Revolution, tells us that " Poets, that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin or in Greek." It is delightful to contrast with this most discreditable insensibility, the enthusiastic admiration...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties, Band 15

George Lillie Craik - 1830
...general state of feeling, Waller, the poet, who died the year before the Revolution, tells us that " Poets, that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin or in Greek." • . . It is delightful to contrast with this most discreditable insensibility, the enthusiastic admiration...
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The Biblical repositor (and quarterly observer) [afterw.] The American ...

Edward Robinson - 1848
...two centuries ago, an English poet thus complained of the instability of the English tongue : — " Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin...language grows, And like the tide our work o'erflows." ledge and inquiry has been indefinitely enlarged. The boundaries of the old sciences have advanced....
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Elements of Geology

Sir Charles Lyell - 1838 - 543 Seiten
...the case, and to imagine that these last never pass, as they frequently do, into metamorphic rocks. We write in sand, our language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows ; But the reverse is true in geology ; for here it is our work which continually outgrows the language....
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1841 - 807 Seiten
...matter may betray their art : Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. n < 4 < 4 96 The beauties, which adorn'd that age, The shining subjects of his rage, Hoping they should immortal...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1843 - 807 Seiten
...matter may betray iheir art: Time, if we use ill-chosen slone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. more wilh pomp and sacrifice Shalt be inquir'd at...At least in vain, for they shall find thce mute. The beauties, which adorn'd that age. The shining subjects of his rage, Hoping they should immortal...
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