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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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Essays of John Dryden: Introdcution. List of Dryden's works. Epistle ...

John Dryden - Criticism - 1900 - 420 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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The Masters of English Literature

Stephen Lucius Gwynn - Authors, English - 1904 - 458 pages
...wrote in 1664 : The excellence and dignity of rhyme was 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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Among my books

James Russell Lowell - 1904 - 352 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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Selections from [Chaucer's] Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1905 - 344 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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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions, Volume 2

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1905 - 524 pages
...critic 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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English Poems: The Restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English poetry - 1908 - 562 pages
...statement: " But the excellence and dignity of it [rhyme] were never fully known till Mr. Waller taught it; he first made writing easily an art, first showed...conclude the sense, most commonly, in distichs."— The Epistle Dedicatory to The Rival Ladies (1663). Granville's: George Granville, afterward Lord Lansdowne,...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English poetry - 1908 - 562 pages
...statement: " But the excellence and dignity of it [rhyme] 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."—The Epistle Dedicatory to The Rival Ladies (1663). Granville's: George Granville, afterward...
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The History of England from the Restoration to the Death of William III ...

Richard Lodge - Great Britain - 1910 - 572 pages
...Rival Ladies. " 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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Selected Dramas of John Dryden: With The Rehearsal

John Dryden, George Villiers Duke of Buckingham - English drama - 1910 - 570 pages
...(1664) : "But the excellence and dignity of it [rime] 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 distlchs, which, In the verse of those before him, runs on for so many lines together, that the reader...
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A Study of Versification

Brander Matthews - English language - 1911 - 300 pages
...declared that " the excellence and dignity of rime were never fully known until 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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