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" Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine : Though still some traces of our rustic vein And splay-foot verse remain'd, and will remain. "
Latin Classics ...: College - Page 203
by William Cleaver Wilkinson - 1900
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1890 - 550 pages
...the vice. Hence Satire rose, that just the medium hit, And heals with morals what it hurts with wit. We conquered France, but felt our captive's charms;...foe, Wit grew polite, and numbers learned to flow. 1 In the year 1570 Clement Marot made a musical French version of the Psalms, with the hope of substituting...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...be said of his versification will be little more than a dilatation of the praise given it by Pope : Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine. Some improvements had beeh already...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - 1801 - 392 pages
...the end of the first line, the rising slide on the end of the second, and the falling on the last. Waller was smooth, but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine. : to join 1 ine, i. ivine. J This...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1807 - 408 pages
...it hurts with wit. WeconquerM France, but felt our captive's charms; Her arts victorious trinmph'd o'er our arms; Britain to soft refinements less a foe, Wit grew polite, and numbers learn'd to flow. Waller was smooth ; but Dryden tanght to join 1 The varying verse, the full-resounding...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1807
...triumph'd o'er our arius ; Britain to soft refmements less a foe, 265 Wit grew polite, and numhers learn'd to flow. Waller was smooth; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine ; Though still some traces of our...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ...

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...hurts with wit. We conqaer'd France, but felt our captive's charms ; Her arts victorious trinmph'd o'er our arms ; Britain to soft refinements less a foe, Wit grew polite, and numbers learn'd to flow. Waller was smooth ; but Dryden tan The varying verse, the full-resound The long majestic...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
...passage in his memory, when he composed the famous triplet descriptive of Drydeu's versification : Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line. The long majestic march, and energy divine. have gained for me. Let the French...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 14

John Dryden - 1808
...passage in his memory, when he composed the famous triplet descriptive of Dryden's versification : Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long niajeitic march, and energy divine. have gained for me. Let the French...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son, Volume 2

George Gregory - 1808
...introduced, or an Alexandrine, or line of twelve syllables. You have an instance of both in these lines— " Waller was smooth — but Dryden taught to join " The varying verse — the full resounding line, " The long majestic march — and energy divine." The most frequent measure next...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...lightness of foot, he tried another experiment upon sound and time, and produced this memorable triplet ; Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join >. The varying verse, the full resounding line, ( The long majestick march, and energy divine. ) Here are the swiftness of the...
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