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"I love you,"
spoken in rhapsodic metre,
leaves me cold:
I have a horror
of finality.
For it is not metres, but a metre-making argument, that makes a poem,--a thought so passionate and alive, that, like the spirit of ...
Here lies the preacher, judge, and poet, Peter
Who broke the laws of God, and man and metre.
A tattered copy of Johnson's large Dictionary was a great delight to me, on account of the specimens of English versifications whi ...
I had rather be a kitten and cry mew
Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers.
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