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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 Cambridge History of English Literature: Cavalier and Puritan

Sir Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller - English literature - 1911 - 578 pages
...1664 : the excellence and dignity of it [ie rime] 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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Standard Books: An Annotated and Classified Guide to the Best Books in All ...

Charles Frederick Tweney - Best books - 1915 - 936 pages
...rhyme were never fully known," according to Dryden, " until Waller taught it ; he first made writing an art, first showed us to conclude the sense most commonly in distichs." He had no great poetic genius. His love poetry is cold, his thought and feeling are shallow. It is...
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The Augustan Ages, Volume 8

Oliver Elton - Classicism - 1914 - 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) l to Waller's Poems...
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A History of Modern English Romanticism, Volume 1

Harko Gerrit de Maar - English literature - 1924 - 268 pages
...fully known till Mr. Waller taught it", he explains what he understands by "rhyme": "He (ie Waller) first made writing easily an art, first showed us to conclude the sense most commonly in the distichs, which in the verse before him runs on for so many lines together that the reader is out...
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Boileau and the French Classical Critics in England (1660-1830)

Alexander Frederick Bruce Clark - Comparative literature - 1925 - 566 pages
...But the excellence and dignity of it [ie of 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, which, in the verse of those before him, runs on for so many lines together, that the reader is out...
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A History of English Literature: The middle ages & the renascence (650-1660 ...

Emile Legouis, Louis François Cazamian - English literature - 1926 - 416 pages
...says that "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 a distitch." Others, including Sandys, the translator of Ovid, did this before him, but it was Waller...
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A History of English Literature: From Beowulf to 1926, Volume 1

William Vaughn Moody, Robert Morss Lovett - English literature - 1926 - 410 pages
...says that "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 a distitch." Others, including Sandys, the translator of Ovid, did this before him, but it was Waller...
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An Essay on Criticism

Alexander Pope, John Oldmixon, Alfred Slater West - History - 2016 - 196 pages
...declares that " 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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