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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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Primer of English Verse: Chiefly in Its Ęsthetic & Organic Character

Hiram Corson - English language - 1892 - 248 pages
...says : ' 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 verse of those before him runs on for so many lines together, that the reader is out of...
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Six Centuries of English Poetry: Tennyson to Chaucer : Typical Selections ...

James Baldwin - English poetry - 1892 - 316 pages
...excellence and dignity of rhyme," says Dryden, " 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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The Works of John Dryden: Dramatic works

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1882 - 528 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...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 Works of John Dryden: Dramatic works

John Dryden - 1882 - 526 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...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 with Critical Introductions

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1895 - 530 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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Selections from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (Ellesmere Text)

Geoffrey Chaucer - Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages - 1896 - 346 pages
...the secrets of Chaucer's rhythm, and susceptible to the subtleties of his melody, this is the merest rhetorical nonsense. Even in the use of the rhyming...not allow him to run into a mechanical uniformity. The rhyme-schemes of the two tales in stanza, from which selections are given in this book, are the...
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Selections from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (Ellesmere Text)

Geoffrey Chaucer - Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages - 1896 - 342 pages
...the secrets of Chaucer's rhythm, and susceptible to the subtleties of his melody, this is the merest rhetorical nonsense. Even in the use of the rhyming...that he does not conclude the sense most commonly in distiehs. His sensitiveness as to melody did not allow him to run into a mechanical uniformity. The...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 2

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1896 - 520 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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Periods of European Literature, Volume 8

1899 - 452 pages
...of rhyme," says Dryden in a well -known passage, "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." This was the universal view, and is set out by Atterbury in his preface (1690) 1 to Waller's Poems...
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Essays of John Dryden: Introduction. List of Dryden's works. Epistle ...

John Dryden - Criticism - 1900 - 412 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 15 the sense most commonly in distichs, which, in the verse of those before him, runs on for so many...
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