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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 Fortnightly, Volume 90

1908
...well known : We conquered France, but felt our captive's charms Her arts victorious triumph 'd o'er our arms; Britain to soft refinements less a foe Wit grew polite and numbers learn 'd to flow. De Quincey scoffs at this as pure sophistry, denying that our literature had any...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 pages
...Odyssey, Book xv. line 83. t Above any Greek or Roman name. DRYDEN. Upon the Death of Lord Ilaslings. Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine. Bock ii. Epislle i. Line 266. The...
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Arts and Sciences: Or, Fourth Division of "The English Encyclopedia", Volume 1

Charles Knight - 1866
...as that in which Pope has at once described and exemplified the manner of his great predecessor : " Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to Join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine." The Alexandrine verse in English...
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The English Cyclopaedia

1866
...as that in which Pope has at once described and exemplified the manner of his great predecessor : " Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine." The Alexandrine verse in English...
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English literature and composition

Robert Demaus - 1866
...strange that men should fear ; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.' (15) ' Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine.' (16) ' Trifles light aa air Are...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 526 pages
...hurts with wit. We conquer'd France, but felt our captive's charms ; Her arts victorious triumph'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 taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding...
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English Verse, Voice and Movement from Wyatt to Yeats

T. R. Barnes - 1964 - 324 pages
...triumphed 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 taught to join"^ The varying verse, the full resounding line, > The long majestic march, and energy divine. J Though still some traces of our...
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Melodious Guile: Fictive Pattern in Poetic Language

John Hollander - 1990 - 262 pages
...the Epistle to Augustus, could not resist a bit of "representative versification" in this triplet: "Waller was smooth; but Dryden taught to join / The varying verse, the full resounding line, / The long majestic march, and energy divine." Dryden's word had been "majestic"...
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The Meaning of Literature

Timothy J. Reiss - 1992 - 395 pages
...central claim. Like many others, Pope had understood literature in the age of Dryden in just such terms: We conquered France, but felt our Captive's charms;...victorious triumphed o'er our Arms; Britain to soft refinement less a foe, Wit grew polite, and Numbers learned to flow. Waller was smooth; but Dryden...
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Political Judgment: Structure and Process

Milton Lodge, Kathleen M. McGraw - 1995 - 313 pages
...and correctness: "1We conquer'd France, hut felt our captive's charms; Her Arts victorious triumph'd o'er our Arms: Britain to soft refinements less a foe, Wit grew polite, and "2Numhers learn'd to flow. Waller was smooth; hut Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full...
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