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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... "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 393
1845
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - 1796
...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, 356 That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes,...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - 1801
...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 f . It deserves our notice, that in this couplet he seems to give it as his opinion of the Alexandrine,...
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Select British Classics, Volume 14

1803
...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 givts offence, " The sound muse seem an echo to the...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...creep," The reader's threat'ned (not in vain) with " sleep :" Then, at the last and only couplet, fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless...like a wounded snake drags its slow length along, And praise the easy vigour of a line 360 Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join. True...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
...» The reader's threaten'd (not in vain, with asleep: » Then at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought , A...Alexandrine ends the song That, like a wounded snake, draws its slow length along. Leave such-te tune their own dull rhimes, and know What's roundly smooth...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell

Joseph Addison - 1804
...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 offenc?, The sound must seem an echo to the sense....
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...the LSI and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless AlixanJrim ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. P^c's Essay on Criticism. i A 'R.MICK, adj. [from »bift'i» and ia'j.uen».] That drives away poison...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 380 pages
...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...length along. 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...
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Poétique anglaise, Volume 1

Albin-Joseph-Ulpien Hennet - 1806
...sourit et applanit ses vagues, et le ciel lui-même s'embellit d'une lumière plus sereine et plus pure. A needless alexandrine ends the song That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.* Pori, on auicmn. Swift , dans ses facéties poétiques, s'est amusé a faire des vers de vingt, trente...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1807
...sleep :" Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, 156 A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That like a wounded snake drags its slow length alone, Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languishmgly slow,...
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