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" whispers through the trees ;' If crystal streams ' with pleasing murmurs creep," The reader's threaten'd (not in vain) with 'sleep;' Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends... "
The works of Alexander Pope; with a memoir of the author, notes [&c.] by G ... - Seite 72
von Alexander Pope - 1835
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Enfield's Guide to Elocution: Improved and Classically Divided Into Six ...

John Sabine - 1810 - 295 Seiten
...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 Seiten
...creep," Then, at the last and only couplet fraught The reader's threaten'd (not in vain) with " sleep ;" With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the soug, That like a wounded snake,drags its slow length along. Leave. such to tune their OWH dull rhymes,...
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Poetica de Horatio: e O ensaio sobre a critica de Alexandre Pope

Horace - 1812 - 171 Seiten
...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...Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or Innguishingly slow ; And praise the easy vigour of a line, 360 Where Dtnham's...
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The English Reader: Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1812 - 356 Seiten
...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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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1812
...(not in vain) with " sleep :" Then, at the last and only couplet, fraught With some unmeaning tiling they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That like awounded suake drags its slow length along, And praise the easy vigour of a line 360 Where Denham's...
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The New Pocket Cyclopædia: Or, Elements of Useful Knowledge, Methodically ...

John Millard - 1813 - 645 Seiten
...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 British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Band 5

Francis Wrangham - 1816
...creep," The reader's threaten'd, not in vain, with " sleep." Then at the last, and only couplet fraught ; With some unmeaning thing they call ' a thought,'...Alexandrine ends the song, That like a wounded snake drags it's slow length along.' * » * * ' 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem...
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Elements of Criticism, Band 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1816
...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 extremely well when employed to close a period with a certain pomp and solemnity, where the...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1816 - 254 Seiten
...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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Blackwood's Magazine, Band 57

1845
...creep," The reader's threaten'd (not in vain) with ' stop ;' Then, at the last and only couplet franght With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless...length along. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes ! " — Who are the " MOST " that " JUDGE a poet's song by numbers?" with whom " smooth or rough is...
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