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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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History of the English Language and Literature

Robert Chambers - English language - 1837 - 342 pages
...but the music there. These equal syllables alone require, Though 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 same unvaried chimes With sure returns of still expected rhymes; Where'er you find 'the cooling western...
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Literary Criticism: Pope to Croce

Gay Wilson Allen, Harry Hayden Clark - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 676 pages
...but the music there. These equal syllables alone require, Though 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 same unvaried chimes, With sure returns of still expected rhymes ; Where'er you find "the cooling western...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 884 pages
...the Musick there. J 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 Chimes, With sure Returns of still expected Rhymes. Where-e'er you find the cooling Western...
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Mountaineering Literature

Jill Neate - History - 1987 - 300 pages
...constant repetition for effect is self-defeating, as witness Alexander Pope in his Essay On Criticism: 'While expletives their feeble aid do join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line.' Authors would do well to bear this in mind before committing themselves to paper. After all, that most...
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech

Stephen Adams - Poetry - 1997 - 260 pages
..."expletives," and "low words": 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 Open vowels are initial vowels that produce an unattractive glottal pop. Expletives are words like...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 260 pages
...but the music there. J These equal syllables alone require, Though 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 same unvaried chimes, With sure returns of still expected rhymes. Where-e'er you find 'the cooling...
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 212 pages
...to church repair, Not for the doctrine but the music there. Though 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 same unvaried chimes, With sure returns of still expected rhymes. Where'er you find 'the cooling western...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 686 pages
...to advantage dressed, What oft was thought but ne'er so well expressed. 8888 An Essay on Criticism jug, tereu, 8889 An Essay on Man Awake, my St John! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings....
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Eighteenth-century Contexts: Historical Inquiries in Honor of Phillip Harth

Greg Harkin - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 340 pages
...feeble Aid do join, rise, a- rise. a - use. ye more Hun du .] =1= f • pr * = -F ?— 4 r c > . H= And ten low Words oft creep in one dull Line, While they ring round the same unvary'd Chimes, With sure Returns of still expected Rhymes. (337-49)20 Wickedly accurate as a...
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Outside-in, Inside-out: Iconicity in Language and Literature 4

Costantino Maeder, Olga Fischer, William J. Herlofsky, Université Catholique de Louvain, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Universität Zürich - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 448 pages
...Pope's An Essay on Criticism (1709; 11. 346-348) we find yet another use of this performative rhyme: And ten low Words oft creep in one dull Line, While they ring round the same unvary'd Chimes, With such Returns of still expected Rhymes. Pope here criticizes the artless...
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