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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, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 7-8

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...snake drags its slow length along. And afterwards, But when loud surges lasb the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar....
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The British Essayists: Spectator

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 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 wounded snake drags its slow length along. And afterward, "f is not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft...
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The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation

John Pierpont - 1823 - 480 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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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 17

1823
...line of a couplet, which is sometimes stretched out to twelve syllables, termed an Alexandrine line. A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. After what has been just said, it is needless to stop for the purpose of pointing out the ingenious...
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The Speaker: Or Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 346 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 it's slow length along. Leave such to tune their own dull rhimes, and know What's roundly smooth, or...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 pagina’s
..." sleep:" Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, eed : In me 'tis noble, suits my birth and state, [know Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and What's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow; And...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1824
...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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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: With Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - 1824
...sleep :" Then, at the last arid 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 ;...
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An English Grammar

Lindley Murray - 1824
...crags, o'er rocks, they go. In the following lines, slow and difficult motion is imitated. A neediest 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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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1825 - 372 pagina’s
...19. 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...echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when zephyr gertly blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding...
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