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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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Words: Their Use and Abuse

William Mathews - 1876 - 384 Seiten
...against marble. Waller, too, ungrateful to the noble tongue that has preserved his name, declares that " Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin or in Greek." Because smoothness is one of the requisites of verse, it has been hastily concluded that languages...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1878 - 772 Seiten
...lose half the praise they should have got Could it be known what they discreetly blot. WALLER. 414 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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English, Past and Present: Eight Lectures

Richard Chenevix Trench - 1881 - 388 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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A biographical history of English literature

John Daniel Morell - 1885
...dies, our language fails. Time, if we use ill-chosen stone, Soon brings a well-built palace6 down. Poets that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin...language grows, And, like the tide,' our work o'erflows. Here is an able and well-read man, expressing a fear, almost at the beginning of the eighteenth century,...
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A Popular Manual of English Literature: Containing Outlines of the ...

Maude Gillette Phillips - 1885 - 1150 Seiten
...JOHN DRYDEN. Chaucer followed Nature everywhere, but was never so bold as to go beyond her. — Ibid. Chaucer his sense can only boast, The glory of his...matchless strain, And yet he did not sing in vain. — EDMUND WALLER. The first of our versifiers who wrote poetically. — DR. JOHNSON. Him who first...
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Art and Industry: (1885) Drawing in the public schools

United States. Office of Education, Isaac Edwards Clarke, United States. Bureau of Education - 1885
...European scholars. " But who can hope his line should long Last, in a daily changing tongue t * • * m * Poets, that lasting marble seek, Must carve in Latin...sand, our language grows, And, like the tide, our work o'erflowe." PUBLIC EDUCATION-INCREASE OF WEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES. Publie education in the United...
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Landmarks of English Literature

Henry James Nicoll - 1886 - 460 Seiten
...sweetness of a Scotch tune in it, which is natural and pleasing." Waller went further : — " Chancer 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." Chaucer himself perceived that he lived...
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Lyria Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson - 1889 - 360 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...can only boast, — The glory of his numbers lost I Years have defaced his matchless strain,— And \et he did not sing in vain I The beauties which...
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Landmarks of English Literature

Henry James Nicoll - 1889 - 460 Seiten
...rude sweetness of a Scotch tune in it,' which is natural and pleasing." Waller went further : — " 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." Chaucer himself perceived that he lived...
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Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English ...

Charles John Smith - 1890 - 781 Seiten
...remained for some weeks submerged." " Poets thai lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin or in Oréele. We write in sand, our language grows, And like the tide our work o'erftoics" \\ ALLER. SUBMERGE (Lnt. submergcre) denotes that the inundation has entirely drowned the...
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