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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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Aids to English Composition

Richard Green Parker - 1845 - 50 lehte
...expletives their feeble aid do join, And ten low wards 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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 57. köide

1845
...lost 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 ! " — 897 Who are the " MOST " that " JUDGE a poet's...
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The American Whig Review, 2. köide

1845
...on Criticism, he assumes that the Alexandrine is condemned and ridiculed : " A needless Alexandrine ends the song That like a wounded snake drags its slow length along." On this two or three things are to be observed. First, there is an essential difference between...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...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 slow...
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Introduction to American Literature: Or, The Origin and Development of the ...

Eliphalet L. Rice - 1846 - 420 lehte
...to close a period. Mr. Pope, while denouncing it, has in his own example : "A needless Alexandrine ends the song That, like a wounded snake drags its slow length along ;" attested its beauty and fitness for this purpose, though it is too cumbersome to be employed...
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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts ..., 1. köide

1847 - 506 lehte
...bliss, of all my woe, Thou found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so ! 10. A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. POPE'S Essay on Criticism. 1 1. Even copious Dryden wanted, or forgot, The last and greatest...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., 2. köide

Alexander Pope - 1847
...and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, 355 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 slow...
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Grammar on its true basis. A manual of grammar. [With] Key

Benjamin Humphrey Smart - 1847
...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. Two nights together had these gentlemen, Marcellus and Bernardo, on their watch, In the dead...
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A new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing ..., 1. köide

John Craig (F.G.S.) - 1848
...French poem, called the Alcxandriad ; — a. relating to the verse so called. A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. fhpe. . 1 1 i \ : i • ! i •. uMir, a-lek-se-fdr'mik, \ a. (alexo, ALEXKFHABKICAL, a-Iek-se-fdr'me-kal,/...
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A Lift for the Lazy

1849 - 195 lehte
...following wellknown couplet, in which an Alexandrine is happily exemplified : " A needless Alexandrine ends the song That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along." Vixen. — Verstegan says, " Fixen is the name of a shee-fox, otherwise and more anciently,...
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