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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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A Lift for the Lazy

Henry Wharton Griffith - 1849 - 195 lehte
...Criticism, has the 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, ' foxin.'...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 392 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 ;...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1851 - 429 lehte
...thou art but of dust; 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 naked...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1851 - 429 lehte
...For thou art but of dust; 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 naked...
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The speaker: or, Miscellaneous pieces selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield, James Pycroft - 1851
...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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, 2. köide

Alexander Pope - 1851
...unmeaning thing they call a thought, * Ben Jonson's Every Man out of his Humour. A needless Alexandriiie 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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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...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. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What 's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow ;...
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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1852
...sullen horn." " 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." Illustrate, by means of these quotations, the power of sound and time, respectively, to represent sense....
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - 1852 - 519 lehte
...sleep." Then at the last, 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 ; And...
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Rhyming dictionary for the use of young poets, with an essay on English ...

Thomas Smibert - 1852
...octo-syllabic measure. 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: — "Could...
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