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58                               ORTHOMETRY.
As also in the following:
There be none of Beauty's daughter*
With a magic like thee ; And like music on the waters
Is thy sweet voice to me. When, as if its sound were causing The charmed ocean's pausing, The waves lie still and gleaming, And the lulled winds seem dreaming !
Byron.
Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call to-day his own, He who, secure within, can say,
To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived to-day.
Dryden.
A combination of the same species of verse is made by those which differ in the number of their feet, as in the examples here given, where the figures denote the number of feet in each verse.






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