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" Its chief and umversal characteristic was a very regular alliieration, so arranged that, in every couplet, there should be two principal words in the first line beginning with the same letter, which letter must also be the initial of the first word on... "
Analecta Anglo-saxonica: Selections, in Prose and Verse, from the Anglo ... - Page 194
by Louis F. Klipstein - 1856
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Gentleman's Magazine: And Historical Chronicle, Volume 167

1839 - 882 pages
...in the first line beginning with the same letter, which letter must also be the initial of the ßrtt word on which the stress of the voice falls in the...of the voice seem necessary to each perfect line. In the MSS. the Saxon poetry is always written continuously like prose ; but the division of the lines...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 166

1839 - 724 pages
...letter must also be the initial of thefint word on which the stren of the voice falli in the lecond line. The only approach to a metrical system yet discovered,...of the voice seem necessary to each perfect line. In the MSS. the Saxon poetry is always written continuously like prose ; but the division of the lines...
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Biographia Britannica Literaria: Anglo-Saxon period

Thomas Wright - 1842 - 592 pages
...found, us, by separating it from the cover, more might possibly be discovered than Hickcs was aware of. line beginning with the same letter, which letter...of the voice seem necessary to each perfect line. .1 Two distinct measures are met with, a shorter and a longer, both commonly mixed together in the...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 14; Volume 78

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1843 - 852 pages
...regulated by feet nor by rhyme. ' Its chief and universal characteristic was a very regular alliteration, so arranged that, in every couplet, there should be...stress of the voice falls in the second line.' The effect of this is, on the whole, pleasing — as the reader will perceive on turning to the opening...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volumes 173-174

1843 - 866 pages
...the Danes into those provinces of * "The system of verse was founded on a very regular alliteration, so arranged that in every couplet there should be...the stress of the voice falls in the second line. There has as yet been discovered no system of foot measure in Anglo-Saxon verse ; but the common metre...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1843 - 746 pages
...regulated by feet nor by rhyme. ' Its chief and universal characteristic was a very regular alliteration, so arranged that, in every couplet, there should be...which the stress of the voice falls in the second hue.' The effect of this is, on the whole, pleasing—as the reader will perceive on turning to the...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 692 pages
...regular ullitrration, so arranged, that in every couplet :here should be two principal words in the tolerable fate. What bell was that ? Ah me ! too much...Why hast thou left me thus unkindly here, Thy end A few names of inferior note — Aldhelm, abbot of * Thorpe'« edition of Cirdnion, 1832. ANOI.O-SAXOX...
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The Columbian Magazine, Volumes 3-4

1845 - 638 pages
...characteristic of the only versification attempted at the period, was a kind of alliteration, so arranged thot in every couplet, there should be two principal words...the stress of the voice falls in the second line. Th,s kind of poetry is mingled, after the thirteenth century with rhyme ; but in an irregular manner...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1850 - 710 pages
...regular alliteration, so arranged, that in every couplet there should be two principal words in the next we meet. Good-night, good-night — as sweet repose and rest Come to thy heart, as that within A few names of inferior note— Aldhelm, abbot of * Thorpe 'a edition of Cwlman, IKS. Malmsbury, Oolfrid,...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - 1851 - 602 pages
...should be two principal words in the line beginning with the same letter, and that this letter roust also be the initial of the first word on which the stress of the voice falls in the second line. A few more names of inferior order, such as Aldhelm, Abbot of Malmsberry, Coilfrid, Abbot of Wearmouth,...
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