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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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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1899 - 1172 pages
...>• should be two principal words in the first line beginning with the same letter, which letter mutt also be the initial of the first word on which the...perfect line. Two distinct measures are met with, n shorter and a longer, both commonly mixed together in the same poem, the former being used for the...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1899 - 1172 pages
...arranged that, in every couplet there shonld be two principal words in the first line beginning with th« same letter, which letter must also be the initial...in the second line. The only approach to a metrical <yetem yet discovered is that two risings and two fallings of the voice seem necessary to each perfect...
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Richard Wagner: His Life and His Dramas; a Biographical Study of the Man and ...

William James Henderson - 1901 - 540 pages
...like that of modern languages. Its chief and universal characteristic was a very regular alliteration, so arranged that in every couplet there should be...of the voice seem necessary to each perfect line." A specimen of this alliterative Averse from the works of Caedmon shows tnT"pecuTiarity of the construction....
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Richard Wagner, His Life and His Dramas: A Biographical Study of the Man and ...

William James Henderson - 1910 - 534 pages
...like that of modern languages. Its chief and universal characteristic was a very regular alliteration, so arranged that in every couplet there should be...of the voice seem necessary to each perfect line." A specimen of this alliterative verse from the works of Caedmon shows the peculiarity of the construction....
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