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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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Illustrated ed. Summer time in the country

Robert Eldridge Aris Willmott - 1858
...picture. Perhaps his special gift was a certain neatness of phrase, as in the following lines : — Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin,...language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows. And in the art of paying compliments he won, and deserved, the laurel. JUNE 30™. SPENT ten minutes...
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On the English Language: Past and Present

Richard Chenevix Trench - 1858 - 238 Seiten
...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." Such were his misgivings as to the future, assuming that the rate of change would continue what it...
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On the English Language, Past and Present

Richard Chenevix Trench - 1859 - 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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Lectures on the British Poets, Band 1

Henry Reed - 1860
...seventeenth 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 tide our work overflows. Chaucer his sense can only boast, — The glory of his numbers lost; Years have defaced...
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All the Year Round, Band 10

1864
...daily-changing tongue ;" but he attributed the evil, not to slang, but to the natural growth of the language : Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin...language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows. In the present day, slang is assimilated with lamentable facility. It enters largely into the composition...
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Illustrated ed. Summer time in the country

Robert Eldridge Aris Willmott - 1864
...historical picture. Perhaps his special gift was a certain neatness of phrase, as in the following lines : "Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin,...sand, our language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erfiows." And in the art of paying compliments he won, and deserved, the laurel. THE RAINBOW. 207...
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All the Year Round, Band 10

1864
...slang, but to the natural growth of the language : Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Lutin or in Greek : We write in sand ; our language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows. Tn the present day, slang is assimilated with lamentable facility. It enters largely into the composition...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik]. Continuation

George Lillie Craik - 1865
...general state of feeling, 57 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 discreditable insensibility the enthusiastic admiration which...
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Elements of Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1866 - 803 Seiten
...metamorphic Tocks. 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 wort o'erflows. But the reverse is true in geology ; for here it is our work which continually outgrows...
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Lyra Elegantiarum. A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson - 1867 - 345 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...boast, — The glory of his numbers lost ! Years have defaced his matchless strain, — And yet he did not sing in vain ! The beauties which adorntd that...
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