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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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Broome, Pope, Pitt, Thomson

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...ease in writing comes from art, not chance, [f>63 As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. *Tis not enough no harshness gives offence. The sound...echo to the sense : Soft is the strain when Zephyr g ntly blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers Bows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding...
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Smart, Wilkie, P. Whitehead, Fawkes, Lovibond, Harte, Langhorne, Goldsmith ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. ''Pis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must...seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when Zqihyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows, But when loud billows lash the...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1810 - 231 pagina’s
...securely slow ; O'er hills, o'er dales, o'er crags, o'er rocks, they go. Motion slow and difficult. A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. A rock torn from the broto of a Mountain. Still gath'ring force, it smokes, and urg'd amain, Whirls,...
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Enfield's Guide to Elocution: Improved and Classically Divided Into Six ...

John Sabine - 1810 - 295 pagina’s
...i» well expressed by an Alexindrine verse. The The following is an example of slow motion longed : A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. POPE. f The next example is of forcible motion prolonged : " THie waves behind impel the waves before,...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1811 - 408 pagina’s
...securely slow ; O'er hills, o'er dales, o'er crags, o'er rocks they go.. Slow and Difficult Motion* A needless Alexandrine ends the song ; That, like a wounded snake, drags its slpw length, along. A Rock torn from the Brow of a Mountain,.^ Still gathering force, it smokes, and...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1812
...joinTrue 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 smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But...
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The English Reader: Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1812 - 356 pagina’s
...mules securely slow ; O'er hills, o'er dales, o'er crags, o'er rocks they go. Motion dow and difficult. A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length aloag, A rock torn from the brow of a mountain. Still gath'ring force, it smokes, and urg'd amain,...
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Poetica de Horatio: e O ensaio sobre a critica de Alexandre Pope

Horace - 1812 - 171 pagina’s
...last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, 355 A needless Akxandiine 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 Innguishingly slow ; And...
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The New Pocket Cyclopędia: Or, Elements of Useful Knowledge, Methodically ...

John Millard - 1813 - 645 pagina’s
...is disagreeable to the ear, Mr. Pope ridicules, very ably, the excessive use of this measure : • . A needless alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. English blank verse is a bold and disencumbered mode of versification ; it is free from the full close...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1816 - 254 pagina’s
...securely slow ; O'er hills, o'er dales, o'er crags, o'er rocks they go. Motions Slow And Difficult. A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. A Rock Torn from the ferotv of a Mountain. Still gath'ring -force, it smokes, and urafd amain, Whirls,...
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