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MEASURES OF VERSE.
5*
4.—DACTYLIC MEASURE
The rhythm of this measure presents the same antithesis to Anapestic that Trochaic does to Iambic : it has a bounding, martial ring about it which renders it suitable for gay and sprightly lyrics.
Byron.
Make no deep | scrutiny Into her | mutiny,
Rash and un | dutiful: Past all dis | honour, Death has left | on her
Only the | beautiful.*
Hood.
Bird of the | wilderness, Blithesome and | cumberless,
Light be thy | matin o'er | mountain and | lea; Emblem of | happiness, Blest be thy | dwelling-place ;
O to a | bide in the | desert with | thee.
Hogg.
Come, let us | sit and be | merry, lads.
Here we se | curely can | hide ; Here we have | claret and | sherry, lads.
Port and Ma | deira be | side.
• Mr. Huskin, in his " Elements of English Prosody," p. 24, remarkt upon this poem, " the emotion is entirely continuous, and the accent equal on every syllable " (sic).






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