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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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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 pagina’s
...29 True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. ALEXANDER POPE, (1688-1744) British satirical poet. "An Essay on Criticism," I. 362-5 (1711). 30 Why...
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - 1998 - 194 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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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 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 languishing!}- slow; And...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pagina’s
...Criticism True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. (3e y Z i f 4 ސW~'1 % f j L1 0m$ U0 7 =g #M oɅ` # 8880 An Essay on Criticism Yet let not each gay turn thy rapture move, For fools admire, but men of...
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An Introduction to Literary Studies

Mario Klarer - 1999 - 166 pagina’s
...chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. Tis not enough no harslmess gives offense, The sound must seem an echo to the sense: Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently hlows, and the smooth stream in smoother numhers flows; But when loud surges slash the sounding shore,...
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Old Formalism: Character in Contemporary American Poetry (p)

Jonathan Holden - 1999 - 144 pagina’s
.... True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence. The sound must seem an Echo to the sense. Who would not agree with Pope's formulation of "True Wit" as "Something whose Truth convinced at sight...
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The Old Formalism: Character in Contemporary American Poetry

Jonathan Holden - 1999 - 144 pagina’s
.... True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence. The sound must seem an Echo to the sense. Who would not agree with Pope's formulation of "True Wit" as "Something whose Truth convinced at sight...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - 2000 - 580 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 must seem an Echo to the sense. Alexander Pope, 1711, 'An Essay on Criticism', 362 21:70 Many writers profess great exactness in punctuation,...
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A Sherwood Bonner Sampler, 1869-1884: What a Bright, Educated, Witty, Lively ...

Katherine Sherwood Bonner McDowell - 2000 - 451 pagina’s
...occasion. 15. Uncomplimentary lines borrowed from Pope's Essay on Criticism, Part 2, lines 356-57. "A needless Alexandrine ends the song, / That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along." Bonner repeats this allusion in Boston column 6. 1 6. Linked with the words "went under," possibly...
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Three Plays

Jean Racine - 2000 - 422 pagina’s
...respectively), few versions have followed the example. Pope's well-known comment continues to bite ('A needless Alexandrine ends the song,/ That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along'). The weight and ponderousness of the metre in EngUsh are a substantial disadvantage, evoking as they...
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