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The Philosophy of Rhetoric - Page 207
by George Campbell - 1801
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 57. köide

1845
...poetical 896 Then, at the 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 song...
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Aids to English Composition

Richard Green Parker - 1845 - 50 lehte
...monster: While 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, But...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1845 - 429 lehte
...ademptum." While 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, But...
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Introduction to American Literature: Or, The Origin and Development of the ...

Eliphalet L. Rice - 1846 - 420 lehte
...employed with happy eifect 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 in...
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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts ..., 1. köide

1847 - 506 lehte
...Thou source of all my 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 art —...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., 2. köide

Alexander Pope - 1847
..."sleep:" Then, at the last 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 ; NOTES....
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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts ..., 1. köide

1847 - 506 lehte
...Thou source of all my 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. i POPE'S Essay on Criticism. 11. Even copious Dryden wanted, or forgot, The last and greatest art —...
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Grammar on its true basis. A manual of grammar. [With] Key

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

John Craig (F.G.S.) - 1848
...been first used hi a 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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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - 1849 - 455 lehte
...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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