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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, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1843 - 807 Seiten
...maiter may betmy their art: Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. in bliss unknown: (Nature, whose dictates to no other...seek they find :) Wise is her present ; she connects The beauties, which adorn'd that age, The shining subjects of his rage, Hoping they should immortal...
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The City of London Magazine, Band 1,Ausgabe 1 -Band 2,Ausgabe 9

1843
...in a daily-changing tongue? While they are new envy prevails, And as that dies our language fails. Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin...language grows. And, like the tide, our work o'erflows." We cannot, however, expect any language to remain for long in the same state ; new words must be ever...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Band 21

1850
...France. Waller, in condemnation of the very language that has preserved his name, thanklessly wrote — " Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin or in Greek." Milton, again, was content with these British islands as his world ; yet even he did all he could to...
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Introduction to American Literature: Or, The Origin and Development of the ...

Eliphalet L. Rice - 1846 - 420 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,...only 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 Biblical Repository and Classical Review

1848
...two centuries ago, an English poet thus complained of the instability of tie 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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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review

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...sand, our language grows, And like the tide our work overflows." ledge and inquiry has been indefinitely enlarged. The boundaries of the old sciences have...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review

1848
...two centuries ago, an English poet thus complained of Ihe instability of tse English tongue: — " Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin or in Greek : We write in aand, our language grows, And like the tide our work o'erflows." ledge and inquiry has been indefinitely...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review, Band 4

1848
...the instability of t:e English tongue : — " Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin cr in Greek : We write in sand, our language grows, And like the tide our work o'erfluws." ledge and inquiry has been indefinitely enlarged. The boundaries of the old sciences have...
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Lives of the Lindsays: Or, A Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and ..., Band 2

Alexander Crawford Lindsay Earl of Crawford - 1849
...the English and Scottish dialects seemed to justify the creed so beautifully expressed by Waller, " Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin...language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows." Even on the few Scottish writers who wisely dissented from this doctrine, and foresaw the glorious...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Band 21

1850
...France. Waller, in condemnation of the very language that has preserved his name, thanklessly wrote — " Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin or in Greek." Milton, again, was content with these British islands as his world ; yet even he did all he could to...
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