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" THE measure is English heroic verse without rime, as that of Homer in Greek, and of Virgil in Latin, — rime being no necessary adjunct or true ornament of poem or good verse, in longer works especially, but the invention of a barbarous age, to set off... "
The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art - Sivu 549
1823
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Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Nide 8

1868
...that our common English blank verse got or maintained the hold it has. The objection that rhime was ' the invention of a barbarous age, to set off wretched matter and lame metre,' rests on ignorance of its real history. It cannot be considered as the exclusive invention of any particular...

Deutsche Aufsätze

Friedrich August Wolf - 1869 - 1200 sivua
...equivalent to Verse, who had just before declar'd against Rime, as no true Ornament to good Verse, but the Invention of a barbarous Age, to set off wretched Matter and lame Meeter. I am persuaded , this Passage was given thus : welcher Vorrede und Zueignung schreiben musste....

Deutsche Aufsätze

Friedrich August Wolf - 1869 - 1200 sivua
...equivalent to Verse, who had just before declar'd against Anne, as no true Ornament to good Verse, but the Invention of a barbarous Age , to set off wretched Matter and lame Meeter. I am persuaded, this Passage was given thus: welcher Vorrede und Zueignung schreiben musste....

Kleine Schriften in lateinischer und deutscher Sprache, herausg. durch G ...

Christian Wilhelm Friedrich A. Wolf - 1869
...equivalent to Verse, who had just before declar'd against Rime , as no true Ornament to good Vert*, but the Invention of a barbarous Age, to set off wretched Matter und lame Meeter. I am persuaded, this Passage was given thus: welcher Vorrede und Zueignung schreiben...

English poems, ed. with life, intr. and selected notes by R.C. Browne, Nide 1

John Milton - 1870
...rime being no necessary adjunct or true ornament of poem or good verse, in longer works especially, but the invention of a barbarous age to set off wretched matter and lame metre ; graced indeed since by the use of some famous modern poets, carried away by custom, but much to their...

Among My Books

James Russell Lowell - 1870 - 686 sivua
...writing in rhyme till he was past fifty, he finds it unsuitable for his epic, and it at once becomes " the invention of a barbarous age to set off wretched matter and lame metre." If the structure of his mind be undramatic, why, then, the English drama is naught, learned Jonson,...

From Constantine the Great to Gregory the Great, A.D. 311-600

Philip Schaff - 1870
...blinded by his predilection for the ancient classics, calls rhyme (in the preface to " Paradise Lost ") " the invention of a barbarous age, to set off wretched matter and lame metre ; a thing of itself to all judicious ears trivial and of no true musical delight." Trench answers this...

The poetical works of John Milton, ed. with a critical memoir by ..., Numero 322

John Milton - 1871
...Rhyme being no necessary adjunct or true ornament of Poem or good Verse, in longer works especially, but the invention of a barbarous age, to set off wretched matter and lame metre ; graced indeed since by the use of some famous modern Poets, carried away by custom, but much to their...

The Poetical Works of John Milton: To which is Prefixed a Biography of the ...

John Milton, Edward Phillips - 1872 - 574 sivua
...Rime being no necessary Adjunct or true Ornament of Poem or good Verse, in longer Works especially, but the Invention of a barbarous Age, to set off wretched matter and lame Meeter ; grae't indeed since by the use of some famous modern Poets, carried away by Custom, but much...

The Lycidas and Epitaphium Damonis of Milton

John Milton - 1874 - 141 sivua
...wrote in rime. In the preface, added in 1668 to Paradise Lost, he speaks of ' rime' as being nothing but ' the invention of a barbarous age to set off wretched matter and lame metre,' and congratulates himself upon haying in that poem set the first example in English ' of ancient liberty...




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