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" Though oft the ear the open vowels tire; While expletives their feeble aid do join; And ten low words oft creep in one dull line: While they ring round the same unvaried chimes With sure returns of still expected rhymes: Where'er you find "the cooling... "
The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 105
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The Monthly magazine, Volume 5, Volume 5

Art - 1708 - 586 pages
...damaged by the ufe of low, feeble words, more particulaily when the accent is made to fall on them : While expletives their feeble aid do join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line. Ptfr. Inftances, however, occur, where moncfy liable lines are beautiful, particularly in blank verfe....
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes, Complete. With ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1797 - 442 pages
...trie mufic there. Thefe equal fyllables alone require, Tho' oft the ear the open vowels tire ; 345 While expletives their feeble aid do join ; And ten low words oft creep in one dull line : NOTES. VlR.•337. But moft by Numbers, &c.] " Quis populi fermo eft ? quis enim ? nil! carmine molli...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1797 - 444 pages
...the mufic there. Thefe equal fyllables alone require, Tho' oft the ear the open vowels tire ; • 345 While expletives their feeble aid do join ; And ten low words oft creep in one dull line : NOTES. V EH. 3 3 7. But mofl ty Numbers, &c.] " Quis populi fermo eft ? quis enim ? nifi carmine...
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An Essay on the Nature of the English Verse: With Directions for Reading Poetry

Joseph Robertson - English language - 1799 - 156 pages
...readers admire, he faysT Thefe equal fyllables^lone require, Tho' oft the ear the open vowels tire ; While expletives their feeble aid do join ; And ten low words oft creep in one dull line. The hiatus, or gaping of the vowels, in the Tecond line, the expletive do in the third, and the ten...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 628 pages
...the 4 This passage evidently furnished Pope with his wellknown couplet in the ESSAY ON CRITICISM ; " While expletives their feeble aid do join, " And ten low words oft creep in one dull line." highest flight of his fancy is some miserable antithesis, or seeming contradiction ; and in the comick...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - English language - 1801
...following quotation from Pope : These equal syllables alone require, Tho' oft thf far thf open vowels tire, While expletives their feeble aid do join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line *. But this manner, which, it must be owned, hath a very good effect in enlivening the expression,...
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Lepidoptera Britannica: sistens digestionem novam insectorum lepidopterorum ...

Adrian Hardy Haworth - Lepidoptera - 1803 - 432 pages
...equal syllables alone require, Tho' oft the ear the open vowels tire, While expletives \hf\T fetbie aid do join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers▀aws ; Eut when...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 418 pages
...but the music there. ) These equal syllables alone require , Tho' oft the ear the open vowels tire ; 'While expletives their feeble aid do join , And ten...creep in one dull line: "While they ring round the sama unvary'd chimes j With sure returns of still expected rhimes f "Where'er you find ź the cooling...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...but the music there. These equal syllables alone require, Tho' oft the ear the open vowels tire, 345 While expletives their feeble aid do join, And ten...creep in one dull line : While they ring round the same unvary'd chime*, With sure returns of still expected rhymes ; Where'er you find " the cooling...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804 - 576 pages
...the following verses : These equal syllables alone require, Tho' oft the ear the open vowels tire, While expletives their feeble aid do join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line. in the fourth, gives a beauty to this passage, that would have been very much admired in an ancient...
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