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" tis all one ; And when we can, with metre safe, We'll call him so ; if not, plain Ralph : (For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses) j An equal stock of wit and valour He had laid in, by birth a tailor. "
Chambers's Encyclopędia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ... - Pagina 31
1878
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 1

George Campbell - 1801
...other instance. Many have laughed at the queerness of the comparison in these lines, • For rhime the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses f; who never dreamt that there was any person or'party, practice or opinion, derided in them. But as...
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The Literary Magazine, and American Register, Volume 2

Charles Brockden Brown - 1804
...ridiculing it ; and has acknowledged, that in rhyming couplets, one verse is made for the other ; and that " Rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses." If the merit of rhyme be estimated by its parentage, little can be said in its favour. It can boast...
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The Universal magazine, Volume 15

1811
..."bosom's screen.'" To be sure, the precedi ng line ended with " between," and Butler lias told that Rhime the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses. Sometimes, however, they steer but badly, as when our author wrote> " It was a lodge of ample size,...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 1

George Campbell - 1808
...one other instance. Many have laughed at the queerness of the comparison in these lines, For rhime the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses * ; who never dreamt that there was any person or party, practice or opinion, derided in them. But as people are...
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Waller, Butler, Rochester, Roscommon, Otway, Pomfret, Dorset, Stepney, J ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...Hal phi j, 'tis all one ; A»d when we can, with metre safe, Well call him to ; if not, plain Ralph ; An equal stock of wit and valour He had laid m, by birth a tailor. Tt« mighty Tynan queen, that gain'd...
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A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 2

1811
...depart from the meaning of the original. For Butler's remark is as true as it is ludicrous, that ** Rhyme the rudder is of verses, " With which, like ships, they steer their courses." Accordingly, in numberless instances, we may observe in Pope a violation of Homer's sense, of which...
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A selection of curious articles from the Gentleman's magazine [compiled by J ...

John Walker - 1814
...depart from the meaning of the original. For Butler's remark is as true as it is ludicrous, that -Rhvmc the rudder is of Verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses. Accordingly, in numberless instances, we may observe in, Pope.' a violation of Homer's sense, of which...
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The Boston Spectator: Devoted to Politicks and Belles-lettres, Volume 1

1814
...has acknowledged, that in rhyming couplets, one verse is made for the other ; and that " Rhyme tlie rudder is of verses, With which, like, ships, they steer their courses." If the merit of rhyme be estimated by its parentage, little can be said in its favour. It can boast...
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Hudibras

Robert Deverell - 1816
...represented in Fig. 9. A ' And when we can with metre safe, We'll call him so ; if not, plain Ralph ; (For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses,) An equal stock of wit and valour 46p He had laid in, by birth a tailor. The mighty Tyrian queen, that...
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Hudibras, a Poem, Volume 1

Samuel Butler - 1819
...Ralpho, 'tis all one: 460 And when we can with metre safe, We'll call him so; if not, plain Ralph; (For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses,) An equal stock of wit and valour, He had laid in, by birth a tailor. ,;ol oT The mighty Tyrian Queen,...
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