Practical English prosody and versification: or, Descriptions of the different species of English verse, with exercises in scanning and versification ... calculated to produce correctness of ear and taste in reading and writing poetry ...
Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, by J. Gillet, 1816 - 261 sider
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accent adjective altered alternate rhime amarantine Anacreon anapaest appears beam beauty blest bloom bosom breast breath Briareus caesura charms clouds dactyl death diaeresis diphthong double rhime Dryden earth eight syllables English English poetry ev'ry example eyes fair feet final syllable flow'rs foot French gale glows Greek grief grove hand heart heav'n Hypermeter hyphen Iambic metre Iambic verses Iambics of eight Iambus lable language Latin licence light line to rhime maid metre mind Muse nature night o'er pain Patroclus peace plain pleasures poet poetic poetry Pope pow'r preterite prey pronounced pronunciation Prosody Pyrrhic round scanned scenes shade shed shine shore sigh sleep smile soft song sorrow soul sound spondee spread spring stanzas subjunctive mood sweet synaeresis syncope tears termination thee thou trisyllabic Trochaic Trochee un-accented syllable vale verb versification virtue wild word youth
Side 232 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
Side 195 - FATHER of all ! in every age, In every clime adored, By saint, by savage, and by sage, Jehovah, Jove, or Lord ! Thou great first Cause, least understood, Who all my sense confined To know but this, that Thou art good, And that myself am blind...
Side 19 - Bound on a voyage of awful length And dangers little known, A stranger to superior strength, Man vainly trusts his own. But oars alone can ne'er prevail To reach the distant coast ; The breath of Heaven must swell the sail, Or all the toil is lost.
Side v - T' arrest the fleeting images that fill The mirror of the mind, and hold them fast, And force them sit till he has pencil'd off A faithful likeness of the forms he views ; Then to dispose his copies with such art, That each may find its most propitious...
Side 81 - His head was silver'd o'er with age, And long experience made him sage ; In summer's heat and winter's cold He fed his flock and penn'd the fold : His hours in cheerful labour flew. Nor envy nor ambition knew : His wisdom and his honest fame Through all the country rais'd his name.
Side 232 - I am lord of the fowl and the brute. 0 Solitude ! where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face ? Better dwell in the midst of alarms Than reign in this horrible place. 1 am out of humanity's reach, I must finish my journey alone, Never hear the sweet music of speech, I start at the sound of my own.
Side 73 - Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden -flower grows wild; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year...
Side 262 - ELEMENTS OF PLANE AND SPHERICAL TRIGONOMETRY ; with their Applications to Heights and Distances, Projections of- the Sphere, Dialling, Astronomy, the Solution of Equations, and Geodesic Operations; intended fnr the Use of Mathematical Seminaries, and of first year Men at College. By OLINTHUS GREGORY, LL. D. of the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich ; Author of Letters Publications of Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy.
Side 32 - Tis night, and the landscape is lovely no more ; I mourn, but, ye woodlands, I mourn not for you ; For morn is approaching, your charms to restore, Perfumed with fresh fragrance, and glittering with dew: Nor yet for the ravage of winter I mourn ; Kind nature the embryo blossom will save.