Mem: for Philadelphia.
French Reviews at
>>Review in Courier.<< Courier with Raven.
Grahams with my life. Feb. 45
Dollar Newsp. With New-Year's Address.
Epig. In "Graham"
— about no treastises on Eng. Verse. Everett
— accent is simply time. It may be said that it
is a more forcible
enunciation; but it amounts to the same thing; for, either it is the
time wh. [[which]] causes the force; or the force which gives the dup.
— why there are no feet of more than 3 syllables. —
amphibrach — give first line of "Ulalume" as specimen.
— Hexameter — what causes the tripping or dactylic
character of our
verse — monosyllables short generally not always — shortness
upon the importance of a word's meaning as well as upon its diff. Of
Thus "should" is short because unimportant — auxiliary —
dif. Of syllabification. Aux verbs & preps: short — none of these
Greek or Latin. Greeks not only had 10 natural spondees to our one;
owing to inflection (tense & case) making final syllables empathic,
were able to make innumerable artificial spondees out of the end of one
word & the beginning of another.
Do tell | when shall we | make common | sense
men | out of the
| >>owl-eyed<< | pundits
<Out> of >>The<< >>Frog-faced<< | stupid
old | God-born
| Pundits who | lost in a | fog-bank |
Strut about | all along | shore there | somewhere | close by the |
<Frog> >>Duck<< Pond | munching of | pea nuts and |
and | buried in | big-wigs |
Why ask | who ever | yet saw | money made | out of a | fat old
Jew or | downright | upright | nutmegs | out of a | pine-knot |
Schiller accounts for the elegiac stanza thus:
Im Hexameter steigt des Spring-quells
Coleridge without acknowledgment translates it thus —
Im Pentameter drauf fallt sie melodisch herab —
In the Hexameter rises the fountain's silvery
A System of English versific. contg. [[containing]] "Rules for the
of the different kinds of Verse. by Erastus Everett A. M. April 1848"
In the Pentameter are falling in melody back
"All rules for the structure of English verse must be
drawn from the
standard poets & not laid down à priori
"The ignorance prevalent on this >>topic<< subj. even
men of consid. [[considerable]] pretense to crit. [[critical]] acumen
really aston. [[astonishing]]