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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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Elements of criticism [by H. Home].

Henry Home (lord Kames.) - 1817
...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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Blackwood's Magazine, Band 26

1829
...CHow could he? 3 O.ily she wore a cap that was as white as snow." On reading this one may truly say, " A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its sluw length along." In the last line, the words " that was" are plainly redundant, and are used to...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1819 - 408 Seiten
...sleep; In chrystal streams " with pleasing murmurs creep, Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless...l«eave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow ; And praise the easy vigour of a line, Where Denham's...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - 1819 - 436 Seiten
...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...Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow ; And praise the easy vigour of a line, Where Denham's...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1819 - 408 Seiten
...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...along Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and knov What's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow ; And praise the easy vigour of a line, Where Denham's...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1849
...threatened (nut in vain) with * 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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Elements of Criticism, Band 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1819
...couplet, which is sometimes stretched out to twelve syllables, termed an Alexandrine line : A needloss 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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Elements of Criticism, Band 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1819
...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 its alow length along. Ibid. 356. The next example is of forcible motion prolonged : The waves behind impel...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 253 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 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 Seiten
...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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