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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... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - 第257页
1823
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Select Essays, 第 2 卷

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...
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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...
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Milton's Samson Agonistes

John Milton - 1890 - 202 页
...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...
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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,...
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Literature and Poetry: Studies on the English Language; the Poetry of the ...

Philip Schaff - 1890 - 436 页
...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."...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, 第 2 卷

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,...
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Paradise Lost: Books XI and XII

John Milton - 1892 - 104 页
...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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Milton, with an Introduction and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1892 - 139 页
...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...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: English and Latin

John Milton - 1892
...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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The Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1892 - 618 页
...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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