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COMBINATIONS OF VERSES.                  69
From their nests beneath the rafters hung the swallows wild
and high ; And the world beneath me sleeping, seemed more distant than the sky.
Loiigfelloiu. " Belfry of Bruges."
Love took up the glass of Time, and turned it in his glowing
hands; Every moment, lightly shaken, ran itself in golden sands.
Love took up the harp of life, and smote on all the chords with
might; Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, passed in music out of sight.
Tennyson. - Locksley Hall."
(*). Stanzas of Three Verses.
These are known as tercels, and when rhyming together are called triplets.
A still small voice spake unto me, " Thou art so full of misery, Were it not better not to be " ?
Then to the still small voice I said, " Let me not cast in endless shade What is so wonderfully made."
Tennyson. " Two Voices."
Thy silver locks, once auburn bright, Are still more lovely in my sight Than golden beams of orient light.
Coivpcr. " My Mary."






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