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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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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 - 263 Seiten
...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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Murray's English Reader

Lindley Murray, Jeremiah Goodrich - 1829 - 304 Seiten
...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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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson - 1830 - 484 Seiten
...creep/ The reader's threatened (not in vain) with 'sleep:' Then at the last, and only couplet fraught Thai, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymcs,and...
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Elements of Criticism

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1830 - 476 Seiten
...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 Seiten
...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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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - 1832
...creep," The reader's threatened (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 Gentleman's Magazine, Band 102,Teil 1;Band 151

1832
...Alexandrine : " Ha mm example strengthens all his lawi, And is himself the great sublime he draws, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slaw length along /' the words of Milton respecting Satan : " He through the armed Jiles Darts his...
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An Essay on Elocution: Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - 1834 - 341 Seiten
...pronouncing phrases and short passages that will bear it, much more rapidly than others. EXAMPLES. Slow — A needless Alexandrine ends the song', That', like a wounded snake', drags its slow length along'. First march the heavy mules securely slow', O'er hills', o'er dales', o'er crags', o'er rocks they...
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The American First Class Book: Or, Exercises in Reading and ..., Bücher 4

John Pierpont - 1835 - 480 Seiten
...The reader's threatened, (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 vigor of a line, Where Denham's strength...
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