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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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The Poetical Works of A. Pope: Including His Translation of Homer , to which ...

Alexander Pope - 1836 - 442 lehte
...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 such to tune their own dull rhy ines,a nd know What's roundly smooth, or languishingly...
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The poetic reciter; or, Beauties of the British poets: adapted for reading ...

Henry Marlen - 1838
...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 such to tune their own dull rhymes,' and know What's roundly smooth, or languishingly...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by H.F. Cary, with a biogr. notice ...

Alexander Pope - 1839
...last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine e attends on all I write, That when I aim at praise, they say I along. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languishing!}-...
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Progressive Exercises in English Grammar, Part I: Containing The Principles ...

Richard Green Parker, Charles Fox - 1841 - 122 lehte
...humble and be wise. ( The latter only of the two following is an Alexandrine. ) A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. 200. Seven Iambuses. \ The melancholy days have come, the saddest of the year Of wailing winds...
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The Works of George Campbell: Philosophy of rhetoric

George Campbell - 1840
...with better success, made choice of this very measure to exhibit slowness : A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along*. It deserves our notice, that in this couplet he seems to give it as his opinion of the Alexandrine,...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, 9. köide

Thomas Moore - 1841
...ours at aldermen deals his blows, (Who no great conjurors are, God knows,) * " A needless Alexandrine ends the song That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along." Lays Corporations, by wholesale, level, Sends Acts of Parliament to the devil, Bullies the...
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Dictionary of dates, and universal reference

Joseph Timothy Haydn - 1841 - 80 lehte
...following well-known couplet, in which an Alexandrine is happily exemplified : — " A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wound-ed snake, drags its slow length a-Iong." ALFORD, BATTLE OF. General Baillie with a large body of Covenanters defeated by the marquess...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, 1. köide

John Wilson - 1842
...wore a cap that was as white as snow." On reading this one may truly say, " A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along." In the last line, the words " that was" are plainly redundant, and are used to complete the...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, 1. köide

John Wilson - 1842
...wore a cap that was as white as snow." On reading this one may truly say, " A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along." In the last line, the words " that was" are plainly redundant, and are used to complete the...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1845 - 429 lehte
...expletives their feeble aid do join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line" " A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.' " Soft is the strain, when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows,...
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