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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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Lyra Elegantiarum

Frederick Locker-Lampson - 1867 - 360 Seiten
...stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. Poets, that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin or'in Greek : We write in sand : our language grows, And,...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...
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English Past and Present

Richard Chenevix Trench - 1868 - 262 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.' How his misgivings, which assume that the rate of change would continue what it had been, have been...
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The British Quarterly Review, Band 38

Henry Allon - 1863
...in the following verses : — ' Who can hope his lines should long Last in a daily changing tongue ? Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin or in Greek : We write on sand, our language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows.' Probably the chief causes of...
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A handbook of poetry. To which is added a new poetica anthology and a ...

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1868
...shall with the world remain : Both bound together, live or die, The verses and the prophecy. ***** Chaucer his sense can only boast, The glory of his numbers lost ! Years have defaced his matchless strain, And yet he did not sing in vain. — WALLER. Oh ! 'tis a sleeping poet...
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English, Past and Present: Eight Lectures

Richard Chenevix Trench - 1870 - 328 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.' How his misgivings, which assume that the rate of change would continue what it had been, have been...
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Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the ...

Charles John Smith - 1871 - 610 Seiten
...its banks, and the country far and wide was inundated, so that it remained for some weeks submerged." "Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin...sand, our language grows, And like the tide our work o'cr/îows." ' Waller. SUBMERGE (Lat. stibmergere, to drown) denotes that the inundation has entirely...
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The True Text of the Old Testament: With Some Remarks on the Language of the ...

James Brodie - 1873 - 124 Seiten
...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." In consequence, however, of the popularity of Shakespeare and other writers of that time, and more...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1875 - 772 Seiten
...lose half the praise they should have got Could it be known what they discreetly blot. WALLER. 414 415 Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin...language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflows. WALLER : On English Verse. Poets may boast, as safely vain, Their works shall with the world remain...
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POPE, SELECTED POEMS; THE ESSAY ON CRITICISM; THE MORAL ESSAYS; THE DUNCIAD

THOMAS ARNOLD - 1876
...indebted to Mr. Hales for the following apposite quotation from Waller's poem, Of English Verse:— 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. been written of the works of Sir Joshua...
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Chaucer to Burns

Rossiter Johnson - 1876
...matter may betray their art: Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace down. dcfuc'd his matchless strain, And yet he did not sing in vain. The beauties, which adom'd thai age,...
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