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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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The British Essayists: Spectator

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 afterwards, 'Tis not enough no harshness gives ofience, The sound roust seem an echo to the sense....
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Bände 3-4

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - 1824
...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, 360 Where Denham's...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Band 3

Alexander Pope - 1824
...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, 360 Where Denham's...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 Seiten
...creep," The reader's threaten'd (not in vain) with " sleep:" Then, at the last and only couplet fraught rogue in need To have a taste, is insolence indeed : 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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An English Grammar, Band 1

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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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Bände 3-4

British anthology - 1825
...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...smooth, or languishingly slow, And praise the easy vigour of a line Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True ease in writing comes from...
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The Poetical Works of Alex. Pope: With a Sketch of the Author's Life

Alexander Pope - 1825 - 524 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...snake, drags its slow length along. Leave such to tone their own dull rhymes, and knew What's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow; 359 And praise the...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces of Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1825 - 264 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 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 Seiten
...vain) with "sleep:" Then, at the last and only eouplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they eall to their viands fell ; nor seemingly The Angel, nor in mist, the eommon gloss Of it slow length along. Leave sueh to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or...
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The Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - 1827 - 346 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...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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