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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 poetic reciter; or, Beauties of the British poets: adapted for reading ...

Henry Marlen - 1838
...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 ;...
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A Discourse on the Latest Form of Infidelity

Andrews Norton - 1839 - 64 pagina’s
...1. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance; A* those move easiest who have learnt to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence; The sound...to the sense. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently hlowi, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore,...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by H.F. Cary, with a biogr. notice ...

Alexander Pope - 1839
..."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 ;...
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Progressive Exercises in English Grammar, Part I: Containing The Principles ...

Richard Green Parker, Charles Fox - 1841 - 122 pagina’s
...art but of dust; be humble and be wise. ( The latter only of the two following is an Alexandrine. ) A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. 200. Seven Iambuses. \ The melancholy days have come, the saddest of the year Of wailing winds and...
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The Works of George Campbell: Philosophy of rhetoric

George Campbell - 1840
...another work, has, I think, with better success, made choice of this very measure to exhibit slowness : A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along*. It deserves our notice, that in this couplet he seems to give it as his opinion of the Alexandrine,...
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Literary Leaves; Or, Prose and Verse Chiefly Written in India, Volume 1

David Lester Richardson - 1840
...indissolubly firm the chain, That binds, with links of love, thy Mother's heart! IMITATIVE HARMONY. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Pope's Essay on Criticism*. 'Tis not enough his verses to complete In measure, numbers, or determined...
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Literary Leaves, Volume 1

David Lester Richardson - 1840
...indissolubly firm the chain, That binds, with links of love, thy Mother's heart ! IMITATIVE HARMONY. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Pope's Essay on Criticism*. 'Tis not enough his verses to complete In measure, numbers, or determined...
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Literary Leaves; Or, Prose and Verse Chiefly Written in India, Volume 1

David Lester Richardson - 1840
...indissolubly firm the chain, That binds, with links of love, thy Mother's heart ! IMITATIVE HARMONY. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Pope's Essay on Criticism*. 'Tis not enough his verses to complete In measure, numbers, or determined...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Volume 9

Thomas Moore - 1841
...conjurors clean away, While ours at aldermen deals his blows, (Who no great conjurors are, God knows,) * " A needless Alexandrine ends the song That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along." Lays Corporations, by wholesale, level, Sends Acts of Parliament to the devil, Bullies the whole Milesian...
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Dictionary of dates, and universal reference

Joseph Timothy Haydn - 1841 - 80 pagina’s
...Criticism, has the following well-known couplet, in which an Alexandrine is happily exemplified : — " A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wound-ed snake, drags its slow length a-Iong." ALFORD, BATTLE OF. General Baillie with a large body of Covenanters defeated by the marquess...
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