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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 Essential Writer's Companion: A Concise Guide to Writing Effectively for ...

Houghton Mifflin Company - 1997 - 251 Seiten
...are chronic. Aren't you my new neighbor? Great! Let's go! 2. The first word of each line in a poem: Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin or in Greek. — Edmund Waller 3. The first word of a direct quotation unless it is closely woven into the sentence:...
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Inventing a Republic: The Political Culture of the English Commonwealth ...

Sean Kelsey - 1997 - 254 Seiten
...mak'st his song to vail it's Bonnet to our English Tongue'.43 In the 1640s the poet Waller wrote that 'Poets that lasting marble seek / Must carve in Latin or in Greek', and that he who wrote in English built on shifting sands. Not until the eighteenth century and the...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 Seiten
...'How can I know what I think till 1 see what I say?' WALLER Edmund 1606-1687 12197 'Of English Verse' hey swayed about upon a rocking horse. And thought it Pegasus. 12198 'On a Girdle' That which her slender waist confined Shall now my joyful temples bind; No monarch...
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Samuel Johnson and the Culture of Property

Kevin Hart - 1999
...language was in such disarray? The question niggled Edmund Waller in his lyric 'Of English Verse': Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin,...sand, our language grows, And like the tide, our work o'erflows.24 The response to this o'erflowing took two related forms. Notables from the mid-seventeenth...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - 2000 - 580 Seiten
...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. Edmund Waller, 1645, 'Of English Verse' 7:71 Numerous local causes, such as a new country, new associations...
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The Making of the English Literary Canon: From the Middle Ages to the Late ...

Trevor Ross, Trevor Thornton Ross - 2000 - 400 Seiten
...intimation of their own mortality, of their words and music fading into obsolescence and oblivion: "Chaucer his Sense can only boast, / The glory of...his Numbers lost, / Years have defac'd his matchless strain."4' English poets, Waller suggests, should hope for no more than the solace of "present Love."...
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Alexander Pope and His Critics: An essay on the genius and writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 2004 - 415 Seiten
...474. t Ver. 483. Poets that lafting marble feek, Muft carve in Latin or in Greek ; We write in fand ; our language grows, And like the tide, our work o'erflows. Chaucer his SENSE can only boaft, The glory of his numbers loft ! Years have defac'd his matchlefs ftrain, And yet HE DID NOT...
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The American Heritage Guide to Contemporary Usage and Style

Houghton Mifflin Company - 2005 - 512 Seiten
...verse lines often begin lowercase. The original capitalization of the poet should always be duplicated. Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin or in Greek. — Edmund Waller but new as this our thousandth kiss, no now is so — ee cummings Devan didn't hear...
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Renaissance and Reformation, Band 6

James Patrick - 2007 - 1663 Seiten
...Waller (1606-1687) put it, But who can hope his line should long Last, in a daily changing tongue? . . . Poets that Lasting Marble seek, Must carve in Latin or in Greek. FURTHER READING Black, R. Humanism and Education in Medieval and Renaissance Italy. Cambridge, 200...
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Hardscrabble: Poems

Kevin McFadden - 2008 - 104 Seiten
...this is not an essay. You Essay. My word. When someone is thinking we say, "The wheels are turning." "Poets that Lasting Marble seek / Must carve in Latin or in Greek; / We write in Sand." Just a poet again, contemning the contemporary. And still we quote Waller. And still we go on, speaking...
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