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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 Poetical Works of Alex. Pope: With a Sketch of the Author's Life

Alexander Pope - 1825 - 524 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 tone their own dull rhymes, and knew What's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow; 359...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 3-4

British anthology - 1825
...'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 English Reader, Or, Pieces of Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1825 - 264 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 brow of a mountain. Still gath'ring force, it smokes, and urg'd amain, Whirls,...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - 1825 - 562 pagina’s
..."sleep:" Then, at the last and only eouplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they eall a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song. That, like a wounded snake, drags it slow length along. Leave sueh to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or...
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English Reader

Lindley Murray - 1827
...securely slow; ( O'er hills, o'er dales, o'er crags, o'er rocks they go. Motion slow and difficult. k needless Alexandrine ends the song, That like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. A Rock torn from the Brow of<t Mountain. Still gathering force, it smokes, and urg'd amain, Whirls,...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: From the Best Writers ...

Lindley Murray - 1827 - 252 pagina’s
...slow'; O'er hills*, o'er dales*, o'er crags', o'er rocks they go*. Motion slow aAd d'Jficult. A needloss 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 Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - 1827 - 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 stow length along. Leave such to tune their own dull rhimes, and know What's roundly smooth, or...
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Murray's English Reader

Lindley Murray, Jeremiah Goodrich - 1829 - 304 pagina’s
...hills, o'er dales, o'er crags, o'er rocks they go Motion slum and difficult. A needless Alexandrine enih 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, Whirfe,...
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Elements of Criticism

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1830
...Prolonged motion is expressed in an Alexandrine line. The first example shall be of slow motion prolonged : A needless Alexandrine ends the song : That like a wounded snake, drags it stow length along. • Essay on Criticiim, 356. The next example is of forcible motion prolonged...
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An Abridgment of Elements of Criticism

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1831 - 300 pagina’s
...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. It doth well when employed to close a period with pomp and solemnity, where the subject makes that...
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