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The Philosophy of Rhetoric - Page 207
by George Campbell - 1801
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The poetic reciter; or, Beauties of the British poets: adapted for reading ...

Henry Marlen - 1838
...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 ;...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by H.F. Cary, with a biogr. notice ...

Alexander Pope - 1839
..."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 languishing!}- slow ;...
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The Works of George Campbell: Philosophy of rhetoric

George Campbell - 1840
...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...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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Progressive Exercises in English Grammar, Part I: Containing The Principles ...

Richard Green Parker, Charles Fox - 1841 - 122 lehte
...art but of dust; be 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 and...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, 9. köide

Thomas Moore - 1841
...conjurors clean away, While 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 whole Milesian...
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Dictionary of dates, and universal reference

Joseph Timothy Haydn - 1841 - 80 lehte
...Criticism, has the 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
...[How could he ?] Only she 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 measure....
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, 1. köide

John Wilson - 1842
...[How could he ?] Only she 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 measure....
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...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 American Whig Review, 2. köide

1845
...couplet from the Essay 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 the...
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