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" 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. "
The Spectator ... - Pagina 4
door Joseph Addison - 1803
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - 1796
...join. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance; As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. 365 Soft is the strain, when Zephyr gently blows, And the otnooth stream in smoother numbers flows;...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - 1801
...another work, has, I think, with better success, made choice of this very measure, to exhibit slowness ; A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along f . It deserves our notice, that in this couplet he seems to give it as his opinion of the Alexandrine,...
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Select British Classics, Volume 14

1803
...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...along. " And afterwards, " 'Tis not enough no harshness givts offence, " The sound muse seem an echo to the sense. " Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804
...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...And afterwards, Tis not enough no harshness gives offenc?, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows ; And...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pagina’s
...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, And praise the easy vigour of a line 360 Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...the LSI and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless AlixanJrim ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. P^c's Essay on Criticism. i A 'R.MICK, adj. [from »bift'i» and ia'j.uen».] That drives away poison...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 380 pagina’s
...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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Poétique anglaise, Volume 1

Albin-Joseph-Ulpien Hennet - 1806
...sourit et applanit ses vagues, et le ciel lui-même s'embellit d'une lumière plus sereine et plus pure. A needless alexandrine ends the song That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.* Pori, on auicmn. Swift , dans ses facéties poétiques, s'est amusé a faire des vers de vingt, trente...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1807 - 408 pagina’s
.... True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. Tis not enough no harshness gives offence; The sound...seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when aephyr gently hlows, And the smooth stream in smoother numhers flows; But when lond surges lash the...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1807
...sleep :" Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, 156 A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That like a wounded snake drags its slow length alone, Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languishmgly slow,...
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