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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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On the study of words, 5 lectures

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin.) - 1855
...penetrate/ ' penetrable/ ' indignity/ ' savage/ ' scientific/ ' delineation/ ' dimension' — all which " Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin...language grows, And like the tide our work o'erflows." Such were his misgivings as to the future, assuming that the rate of change would continue what it...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1855 - 570 Seiten
...die, The verses and the propheey. Wauer on English Verse. Poets that lasting marble seek, Must earve in Latin or in Greek : We write in sand, our language grows, And like the tide, our work o'erflows. Waller on English Verse. The poets may of inspiration boast, Their rage, ill governed, in the elouds...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...thn world rem tin 2 A 2 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. MCCLVIIL The ordinary writers of morality prescribe to their readers after...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1856 - 570 Seiten
...die, The verses and the propheey. Waller on English Verse. Poets that lasting marble seek, Must earve in Latin or in Greek : We write in sand, our language grows, And like the tide, our work o'erfiows. Waller on English Verse. The poets may of inspiration boast, Their rage, ill governed, in...
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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - 1856
...die. The verses and the prophecy. • » * • Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in I.atin or in Greek : We write in sand, our language grows, And like the tide, our work o'ernows Waller— On English Verse. MCCI.VIII. The ordinary writers of morality prescribe to their...
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The British Educator

1856
...prevails, And as that dies our language foils. Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin orin Greek ; We write in sand — our language grows, And like the tide our work o'erflows. But the genins of our language put forth its power, and either fully naturalised the foreigners or...
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Lectures on the British Poets, Band 1

Henry Reed - 1857 - 408 Seiten
...century — Waller — thus deplores the wrong done by the hand of Time to the early poets : — " We write in sand ; our language grows, And like the...boast, — The glory of his numbers lost ; Years have defaced his matchless strain : And yet he did not sing in vain." to be read by cadence, admitting a...
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The Poetical Works of Edmund Waller and Sir John Denham, Seite 127

Edmund Waller, Sir John Denham, George Gilfillan - 1857 - 329 Seiten
...matter may betray their art ; Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. 4 Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin,...language grows, And like the tide, our work o'erflows. 5 Chaucer his sense can only boast; The glory of his numbers lost ! 6 The beauties which adorn 'd that...
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The poetical works of Edmund Waller and sir John Denham, with mem. and ...

Edmund Waller - 1857
...matter may betray their art ; Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. 4 Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin, or in Greek; We write iu sand, our language grows, And like the tide, our work o'erflows. 5 Chaucer his sense can only boast;...
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On the English Language, Past and Present

Richard Chenevix Trench - 1858 - 238 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." Such were his misgivings as to the future, assuming that the rate of change would continue what it...
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