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" But the excellence and dignity of it were never fully known till Mr. Waller taught it; he first made writing easily an art; first showed us to conclude the sense most commonly in distichs, which, in the verse of those before him, runs on for so many lines... "
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The North American Review, Volume 107

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1868 - 690 pages
...besides its own. But the excellence and dignity of it were never fully known till Mr. Waller taught it : he first made writing easily an art ; first showed us to conclude the sense, most commonly in distiches, which in the verse before him runs on for so many lines together that the reader is out...
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Among My Books

James Russell Lowell - New England - 1898 - 396 pages
...besides its own. But the excellence and dignity of it were never fully known till Mr. Waller taught it : he first made writing easily an art ; first showed us to conclude the sense, most commonly in distiches, which in the verse before him runs on for so many lines together that the reader is out...
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AMONG MY BOOKS

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL. A.M. - 1870 - 604 pages
...besides its own. But the excellence and dignity of it were never fully known till Mr. Waller taught it : he first made writing easily an art ; first showed us to conclude the sense, most commonly in distiches, which in the verse before him runs on for so many lines together that the reader is out...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - English poetry - 1897 - 764 pages
...1664 : " But the excellence and dignity of rhyme were never fully known till Mr. Waller taught it : he first made writing easily an art, first showed...to conclude the sense, most ^commonly in distichs, which in the veise of those before him runs on for so many lines together, that the reader is out of...
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A Manual of English Literature

Henry Morley - English literature - 1879 - 708 pages
...besides its own. But the excellence and dignity of it were never fully known till Mr. Waller taught it; he first made writing easily an art; first showed...us to conclude the sense most commonly in distichs, which in the verse of those before him runs on for so rnaivy lines together that the reader is out...
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A Manual of English Literature

Henry Morley - English literature - 1879 - 706 pages
...besides its own. But the excellence and dignity of it were never fully known till Mr. Waller taught it ; he first made writing easily an art ; first showed us to conclude the sense most commonly in ilistichs, which in the verse of those before him runs on for so many lines together that the reader...
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A Manual of English Literature

Henry Morley - English literature - 1879 - 722 pages
...excellence and dignity of it were never fully known till Mr. Waller taught it; he first made writing easity an art; first showed us to conclude the sense most commonly in distichs, which in the verse of those before him runs on for so many h'ncs together that the reader is out of...
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The Life of John Milton: 1660-2674

David Masson - 1880 - 880 pages
...genius since. " The excellence and dignity of it were never fully "known till Mr. Waller taught it; he first made writing easily " an art ; first showed...to conclude the sense most commonly " in distichs, which in the verse of those before him runs on " for so many lines together that the reader is out...
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The English Poets, Volume 2

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880 - 524 pages
...remarks : ' the excellence and dignity of rhyme were never fully known till Mr. Waller taught it ; he first made writing easily an art, first showed...to conclude the sense, most commonly, in distichs, which in the verse of those before him runs' on for so many lines together, that the reader is out...
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The English Poets: Selections, Volume 2

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880 - 524 pages
...remarks : ' the excellence and dignity of rhyme were never fully known till Mr. Waller taught it ; he first made writing easily an art, first showed...to conclude the sense, most commonly, in distichs, which in the verse of those before him runs on for so many lines together, that the reader is out of...
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