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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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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - 1851 - 594 pages
...couplet there should be two principal words in the line beginning with the same letter, and that this letter must also be the initial of the first word on which the stress of the voice i'al is in the second line. A- few more names of inferior order, such as Aldhehn, Abbot of Malmsberry,...
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Autumn Hours and Fireside Reading

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1854 - 348 pages
...England. The characteristic of the only versification attempted at the period, was a kind of alliteration, so arranged that in every couplet there should be...the stress of the voice falls in the second line. This kind of poetry is mingled, after the thirteenth century, with rhyme ; but in an irregular manner...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - 1858 - 594 pages
...couplet there should be two principal words in the line beginning with the same letter, and that this letter must also be the initial of the first word...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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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs ...

Thomas Percy - 1859 - 728 pages
...the place of it, " a system of verse, of which the characteristic was a very regular alliteration, so arranged that, in every couplet, there should be...the stress of the voice falls in the second line." Rhyme, which came with the Anglo-Normans, was received into the English language before the middle...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1859 - 1030 pages
...characteristic was a very regular alliteration, so arranged that, in every couplet there should bo two principal words in the first line beginning with...which the stress of the voice falls in the second lino. The only approach to a metrical system yet discovered is that two risings and two fallings of...
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A critical dictionary of English literature, and British and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1859 - 1028 pages
...must also be the initial of the first word on which the »tress of the voice falls in the second lino. D > ;r* k Ms `` µ ٛi s^yB ѻ < G Z L k ]|* == Ň <`@y falling» of the voice seem necessary to each perfect line. Two distinct measures are met with, a shorter...
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National Review, Volume 13

1861 - 516 pages
...irregularities grew into practice with time. The strict rule for the alliteration Mr. Wright says is, "that in every couplet there should be two principal...which the stress of the voice falls in the second line :" " When alle treasures are fried, quoth she, TYuth is the best." Accustomed as we are to the variety...
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The National Review, Volume 13

1861 - 512 pages
...irregularities grew into practice with time. The strict rule for the alliteration Mr. Wright says is, "that in every couplet there should be two principal...the stress of the voice falls in the second line:" " When alle treasures are fried, quoth she, Truth is the best." Accustomed as we are to the variety...
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The Eagle: A Magazine, Volumes 3-4

1863 - 836 pages
...parem. Cf. also Tiue. Disp. rr. 36. f eg Soph. 0. T. 371. Aj. 493. Eurip. Mtd. 476. Iph. Taw. 765. letter must also be the initial of the first word...the stress of the voice falls in the second line. As an instance of Anglo-Saxon alliteration would not be very intelligible, I may illustrate my meaning...
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The Eagle: A Magazine Support by Members of St. John's College, Volume 4

1865 - 428 pages
...exitium parat, Eum scire oportet sibi jparatam pestem ut participet parem. Cf. also Tutc. Disp. rv. 36. letter must also be the initial of the first word...the stress of the voice falls in the second line. As an instance of Anglo-Saxon alliteration would not be very intelligible, I may illustrate my meaning...
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