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" whispers through the trees': If crystal streams 'with pleasing murmurs creep,' The reader's threaten'd (not in vain) with  "
The Philosophy of Rhetoric - Page 207
by George Campbell - 1801
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

1822
...'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. Leave such to tune theirown dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow, And...
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Murray's English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ...

Lindley Murray - 1822 - 304 lehte
...mules securely slow; O'er 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 lerigth along. ./? rock torn from the brow of a mountain. Still gath'ring force, it smokes, and urg'd...
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Handbuch der englischen sprache und literature, 1. köide

H. Nolte - 1823
...all the feet save one are spondees, and is therefore a just emblem of velocity; that is, of moving a great way in a short time. Whereas the Alexandrine...more time to the pronunciation. For this reason the tame author, in another work, has, I think, with better success, made choice of this very measure to...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., 17. köide

1823
...line of a couplet, which 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. After what has been just said, it is needless to stop for the purpose of pointing out the ingenious...
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The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation

John Pierpont - 1823 - 480 lehte
...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. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth or languishingly slow; And...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
...very much admired in an ancient poet. The reader may observe the following lines in the same view : A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That like a wounded snake drags its slow length along. And afterward, "f is not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense....
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The British Essayists

1823
...very much admired in an ancient poet. The reader may observe the following lines in the same view : A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That like a wounded snake drags its slow length along. And afterwards, 'Tis not enough no harshness gives ofience, The sound roust seem an echo to the sense....
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The Speaker: Or Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 346 lehte
...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 it's slow length along. Leave such to tune their own dull rhimes, and know What's roundly smooth, or...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: With Notes and Illustrations by ..., 3. köide

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - 1824
...sleep :" Then, at the last arid 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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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., 3. köide

Alexander Pope - 1824
...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. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow ; And...
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