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ORTHOMETRY.
Thou glorious mirror, where the Almighty's form
Glasses itself in tempests ; in all time, Calm or convulsed, in breeze, or gale, or storm,
Icing the pole, or in the torrid clime ; Dark, heaving, boundless, endless, and sublime, The image of eternity, the throne
Of the Invisible ; even from out thy slime The monsters of the deep are made ; each zone
0  | beys thee; | thou go | est forth, | dread, fath | omless, |
alone.
Byron.
Note the additional syllable at the beginning of this last Alexandrine.
(g). Iambic Heptameter. Normal line, Fourteen Syllables
The longest poems in this measure is Chapman's translation of the Iliad; Macaulay's Lays of Ancient Rome, and Tennyson's May Queen, furnish recent specimens. The verses of it are sometimes broken up and printed in alternate four and three feet Iambics, thus forming Ballad metre.
There's not a flower on all the hills; the frost is on the pane ;
1  only wish to live till the snowdrops come again.
I wish the snow would melt, and the sun come out on high ; I long to see a flower so before the day I die.
Tennyson.






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