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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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Select Essays, Nide 2

Samuel Johnson - 1889
...sometimes be borne, if the lines be often broken, and the pauses judiciously diversified. 1 *' Rhyme is 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...

Select Essays of Dr. Johnson: The Rambler (Continued). The Adventurer. The Idler

Samuel Johnson - 1889
...sometimes be borne, if the lines be often broken, and the pauses judiciously diversified. 1 " Rhyme is 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...

Literature and Poetry: Studies on the English Language; the Poetry of the ...

Philip Schaff - 1890 - 436 sivua
...rhyme was unknown to Homer, Pindar, Sophocles, Virgil and Horace ; it was even despised by Milton as " the invention of a barbarous age to set off wretched matter and lame metre, as the jingling sound of like endings trivial to all judicious ears and of no true musical delight."...

Literary essays

James Russell Lowell - 1890
...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 Ms mind be undramatic, why, then, the English drama- is naught, learned Jonson,...

Milton's Samson Agonistes

John Milton - 1890 - 202 sivua
...his reasons for the low opinion he had of rhyme as an instrument of verse : — namely, that " it is the invention of a barbarous age, to set off wretched matter and lame metre " ; and a thing " to all judicious ears, trivial and of no true musical delight." His theory receives...

Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Nide 2

1891
...delight . . . 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.' From Milton's time blank verse has been as common a form for narrative, didactic, or descriptive poetry,...

Milton, with an Introduction and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1892 - 139 sivua
...Belisarius. 11. .13, 4. Rhyme ... poetry, in his preface to Paradise Lost, where he speaks of "rime" as being "but the invention of a barbarous age, to set off wretched matter and lame metre." 11. 14, 5. But perhaps ... adjunct, Isaiah, for instance, or the Psalms, though not in their English...

The Poetical Works of John Milton: English and Latin, Nide 1

John Milton - 1892 - 1 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 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

John Milton - 1892 - 618 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 metre; graced indeed since by the use of some famous modern poets, carried away by custom, but much to their...

Paradise Lost: Books XI and XII

John Milton - 1892 - 104 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 metre ; graced indeed since by the use of some famous modern poets, carried away by custom, but much to their...




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