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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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The North British Review, Band 13

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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The English Journal of Education, Band 5

1851
...mass-borrowed liturgies."—Milton, Apology for Smectymnus. Poets, that lasting marble seek, Should carve in Latin or in Greek. We write in sand, our language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erftows. The glory of his numbers lost." Sec.—On English Verse. Chaucer his sense can only boast,...
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A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1851 - 512 Seiten
...metamorphic rocks. The poet Waller, when lamenting over the antiquated style of Chaucer, complains that — 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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The works of Allen Ramsay. With life of the author by G. Chalmers ..., Band 3

Allan Ramsay - 1851
...so beautifully expressed by Waller : — " Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin and in Greek; We write in sand — our language grows, And, like the sand, our work o'erflows." (') Dr. Johnson has pronounced of their compositions in that tongue at this...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

1852
...Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. Poets, that lasting marblo G BEM The beauties, which adom'd that age, The shining subjects of his rage. Hoping they should immortal...
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A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1852 - 512 Seiten
...metamorphic rocks. The poet Waller, when lamenting over the antiquated style of Chaucer, complains that — 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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The Claims of the English Language: An Address Delivered Before the Phi ...

Benjamin Morgan Palmer - 1853 - 36 Seiten
...records were made, and all works destined for immortality were composed. The prevailing sentiment was " Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin, or in Greek." Scholars were attached, to the Latin tongue by prejudices strong as fetters of brass. Their works were...
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Poetical Works of Edmund Waller

Edmund Waller - 1854 - 256 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,...our work o'erflows. Chaucer his sense can only boast j The glory of his numbers lost ! Years have defaced his matchless strain ; And yet he did not sing...
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A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1854 - 512 Seiten
...metamorphic rocks. The poet Waller, when lamenting over the antiquated style of Chaucer, complains that — We write in sand, our language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows. But the reverse is true in geology ; for hero it is our work which continually outgrows the language....
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English, Past and Present: Five Lectures

Richard Chenevix Trench - 1855 - 246 Seiten
...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." For instance, the Reformation had its scholarly, we might say, its scholastic, as well as its popular,...
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