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" The reader's threaten'd (not in vain) with 'sleep'. Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. "
Novo mestre inglez, ou Grammatica da lingua ingleza para uso dos portuguezes ... - Page 308
by Francisco Solano Constâncio - 1837 - 310 lehte
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1808
...last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. Leave soch to tune their ewn dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languisbingly slow,...
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An English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the ..., 1. köide

Lindley Murray - 1808
...rocks, they go. In the following lines, slow and difficult motion is imitated. A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. The succeeding lines imitate violent and irregular motion, that of a rock torn from the brow...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1810 - 231 lehte
...hills, o'er dales, o'er crags, o'er rocks, they go. Motion slow and difficult. A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. A rock torn from the broto of a Mountain. Still gath'ring force, it smokes, and urg'd amain,...
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Enfield's Guide to Elocution: Improved and Classically Divided Into Six ...

John Sabine - 1810 - 295 lehte
...an Alexindrine verse. The The following is an example of slow motion longed : A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. POPE. f The next example is of forcible motion prolonged : " THie waves behind impel the waves...
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Poetica de Horatio: e O ensaio sobre a critica de Alexandre Pope

Horace - 1812 - 171 lehte
...last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, 355 A needless Akxandiine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or Innguishingly slow...
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The English Reader: Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1812 - 356 lehte
...hills, o'er dales, o'er crags, o'er rocks they go. Motion dow and difficult. A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length aloag, A rock torn from the brow of a mountain. Still gath'ring force, it smokes, and urg'd amain,...
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The New Pocket Cyclop¿dia: Or, Elements of Useful Knowledge, Methodically ...

John Millard - 1813 - 645 lehte
...ear, Mr. Pope ridicules, very ably, the excessive use of this measure : • . A needless alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. English blank verse is a bold and disencumbered mode of versification ; it is free from the...
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Elements of Criticism, 2. köide

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1816
...is sometimes stretched out to twelve syllables, termed an Alexandrine line : A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. It doth extremely well when employed to close a period with a certain pomp and solemnity, where...
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Blackwood's Magazine, 57. köide

1845
...last and only couplet franght With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes ! " — Who are the " MOST " that " JUDGE a poet's...
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Elements of criticism [by H. Home].

Henry Home (lord Kames.) - 1817
...is sometimes stretched out to twelve syllables, termed an Alexandrine line : A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. It doth extremely well when employed to close a period with a certain pomp and solemnity, where...
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