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" whispers through the trees': If crystal streams 'with pleasing murmurs creep,' The reader's threaten'd (not in vain) with  "
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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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - English language - 1849 - 455 pages
...another work, has, I think, with better success, made choice of this very measure to exhibit slowness : " A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along."-) It deserves our notice, that in this couplet he seems to give it as his opinion of the Alexandrine,...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 392 pages
...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 such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What 's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow ;...
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The speaker: or, Miscellaneous pieces selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield, James Pycroft - 1851
...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 such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow ; And...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1851 - 429 pages
...thou art but of dust; be humble and be wise. ( The latter of the two following is an Alexandrine.) A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. /Seven Iambuses. The melancholy days have come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1851 - 429 pages
...For thou art but of dust; be humble and be wise. (The latter of the two following is an Alexandrine.) A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. Seven Iambuses. The melancholy days have come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1851
...unmeaning thing they call a thought, * Ben Jonson's Every Man out of his Humour. A needless Alexandriiie 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 languishingly slow ; And...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...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 its slow length along. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What 's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow ;...
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Rhyming dictionary for the use of young poets, with an essay on English ...

Thomas Smibert - 1852
...octo-syllabic measure. Pope ridicules this practice, though it was a favourite one with Dryden: — " A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along." In Dryden's Ode to Music, the following instances of the two kinds of Alexandrines occur: — "Could...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 519 pages
...sleep." Then at the last, and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, 155 A needless Alexandrine 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 languishingly slow ; And...
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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1852
...sullen horn." " 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." Illustrate, by means of these quotations, the power of sound and time, respectively, to represent sense....
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