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Haydn's Dictionary of Dates: Relating to All Ages and Nations, for Universal ... - Page 22
by Joseph Haydn, Benjamin Vincent - 1874 - 930 pages
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1808
...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 soch to tune their ewn dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languisbingly slow, And...
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Enfield's Guide to Elocution: Improved and Classically Divided Into Six ...

John Sabine - Elocution - 1810 - 295 pages
...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 English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1810 - 231 pages
...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 broto of a Mountain. Still gath'ring force, it smokes, and urg'd amain, Whirls,...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...securely slow ; O'er hills, o'er dales, o'er crags, o'er rocks they go.. Slow and Difficult Motion* A needless Alexandrine ends the song ; That, like a wounded snake, drags its slpw length, along. A Rock torn from the Brow of a Mountain,.^ Still gathering force, it smokes, and...
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The English Reader: Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1812 - 356 pages
...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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Poetica de Horatio: e O ensaio sobre a critica de Alexandre Pope

Horace - Criticism - 1812 - 171 pages
...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 slow length along. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or Innguishingly slow ; And...
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The New Pocket Cyclopędia: Or, Elements of Useful Knowledge, Methodically ...

John Millard - Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc - 1813 - 645 pages
...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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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 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 - English language - 1816 - 254 pages
...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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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 5

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...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 slow length along.' * » * * ' 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence ; The sound must seem...
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