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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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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...reader may observe the following Hues in the same view: A needless Alexandrine ends the song, Tliiit like a wounded snake drags its slow length along....seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when Xephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; Bat when land surges lash the...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ...

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...sweetuess 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. Soft is Ihe strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud...
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The British Essayists, Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...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 wounded snake drags its slow length along. And aftenvards, 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. ....
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 5

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1808
...light : To all proportion'd terms he must dis-- pense, And make the sound a picture of the sense. PITT. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. POPE. Tune longe sale saxa sonant, tune et fréta ventis Incipiunt agitata tumescere : littore fluctus...
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1808
...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 soch to tune their ewn dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languisbingly slow, And...
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An English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the ..., Volume 1

Lindley Murray - 1808
...dales, o'er crags, o'er rocks, they go. In the following lines, slow and difficult motion is imitated. A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. The succeeding lines imitate violent and irregular motion, that of a rock torn from the brow of a mountain....
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The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1808 - 400 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 \o tune their own dull rhimes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow ; And...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 5

1808
...easiest who have learn'd tu dance. Tie not enough no harshness givrs offence, Th« sound mnstseem nn echo to the sense : Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows. And tin1 smooth stream in smoother numhers flows : But when loud surges lash the sounding shnrc, The hoarse,...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2

British poets - 1809
...True ease in writing comes from art, not cJiance, 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 blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when lond surges lash the...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - 1809
...chance j As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance, "Tis not enough no harshness gives oticiice, his bold addressing : For how precarious is the blessing ! A wife ne iakes. And now fo Andthcsmoothstreaminsmoothernumbcrsflows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse,...
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