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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 American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1819 - 408 pagina’s
...sweetnesTrue 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 10 the sense : Soft is the strain when Zt phyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1849
...* sleep;' Then at the last, and ouly couplet fraught With some uumeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags ita slow length along. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, ana know What's roundly smouth, or...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 253 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 Brow of a Mountain. Still gath'ring force, it smokes, and urg'd amain, Whirls,...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 263 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 lengthalong. A rock, torn from the brow of a mountain. Still gath'ring force, it smokes, and urg'd...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 264 pagina’s
....mules securely slow ; O'erhills, 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 it slow length along, A rock torn from the brow of a mountain. Still jratliVing force, it smokes, and...
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The Spectator: With Notes, and a General Index. The Eight Volumes Comprised ...

1822 - 771 pagina’s
...reader may observe the folloĽ'mg lines in the view: 1 A needless Alexandrine ends the song, 1 hit ter. ofTenc*, The sound must term an echo to the tense. Soft is thr strain whtn Zephyr gently blows, And...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1822
...Dryden. 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 NOTES. Ver. 361. Denham's strength,] Sufficient justice is not done to Sandys, who did more to...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

1822
...'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 theirown dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow, And...
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Murray's English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ...

Lindley Murray - 1822 - 304 pagina’s
...mules 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 lerigth along. ./? rock torn from the brow of a mountain. Still gath'ring force, it smokes, and urg'd...
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The British Essayists

1823
...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 ofience, The sound roust seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And...
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