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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 Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 392 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 rhymes, and know What 's roundly smooth, or languishingly...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - 1849 - 455 lehte
...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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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1851 - 429 lehte
...be humble and be wise. ( The latter of the two following is an Alexandrine.) A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. /Seven Iambuses. The melancholy days have come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1851 - 429 lehte
...be humble and be wise. (The latter of the two following is an Alexandrine.) A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. Seven Iambuses. The melancholy days have come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and...
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The speaker: or, Miscellaneous pieces selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield, James Pycroft - 1851
...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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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...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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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1852
...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." Illustrate, by means of these quotations, the power of sound and time, respectively, to represent...
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Rhyming dictionary for the use of young poets, with an essay on English ...

Thomas Smibert - 1852
...Pope ridicules this practice, though it was a favourite one with Dryden: — " A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along." In Dryden's Ode to Music, the following instances of the two kinds of Alexandrines occur: —...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - 1852 - 519 lehte
...and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, 155 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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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., 192. köide

1852
...Alexantempted, and which, though as good, drian line ; thus, for slowness, — A needless Alexandrian ends the song, THAT, LIKE A WOUNDED SNAKE, DRAGS ITS SLOW LENGTH ALONG. And for swiftness, — Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, FLIES O'ER TH' UNBINDING...
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