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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: A Collection of Some of the Best Social and Occasional ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson, Coulson Kernahan - 1891 - 425 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 I This was the generous poet's scope;...
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Studies in Chaucer: His Life and Writings, Band 3

Thomas R. Lounsbury - 1891
...superiority of the classic tongues as a means for reaching the generations to come. Waller assures us that " Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin...language grows, And like the tide, our work o'erflows." ' 1 These lines were first included were probably written considerably in the third edition of Waller's...
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Six Centuries of English Poetry: Tennyson to Chaucer : Typical Selections ...

James Baldwin - 1892 - 308 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 defac't his matchless strain, And yet he did not sing in vain. The beauties which adorn'd that age,...
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The Poet's Praise: From Homer to Swinburne

Estelle Davenport Adams - 1894 - 407 Seiten
...; Nor ever shall their Labours be forlorn. BARNFIELD : Sonnet II, Against the Dispraisrrs of Poetry 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 : Of English Verse Old Chaucer,...
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - 1973 - 343 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...sand, our language grows, And like the tide, our work o'er flows. Of English verse Waller's use of rhyme here, his self-conscious 'Englishness', and his...
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Interpreting Law and Literature: A Hermeneutic Reader

Sanford Levinson, Steven Mailloux - 1988 - 502 Seiten
...So in the seventeenth century the poet Edmund Waller renewed Horace's complaint with a difference: Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin or in Greek; We write in sand ....*' What the elegist mainly desires is some sign that, despite the death of the body, the deceased...
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Shakespeare's Metrical Art

George T. Wright - 1988 - 363 Seiten
...complexity to the classical quantitative meters. As Edmund Waller still could put it a century later: "Poets that lasting marble seek, / Must carve in Latin, or in Greek" (198). In Well-Weighed Syllables, Derek Attridge has told, with clarity and understanding, the story...
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Introduction to Early Modern English

Manfred Görlach - 1991 - 456 Seiten
...matter may betray their art; 10 Time, if we use ill-chosen 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, /5 And, like the tide, our work o'erflows. Chaucer his sense can only boast; The glory of his numbers...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 Seiten
...MePo; OBS; SeCP; TrGrPo; WiR Of English Verse 3 Poets that lasting Marble seek Must carve in Latine world hating, resentful, and afraid stagnant, and green, and full of slimy things. (1. (1. 13 — 16) NAEL-1; OAEL-1; OBS; PoE; SeCP Of The Last Verses In the Book 4 The soul's dark cottage,...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 Seiten
...matter may betray their art: lu 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. 20 The beauties which adomed that age,...
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