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COMBINATIONS OF VERSES.
0 thou child of many prayers !
Life hath quicksands—life hath snares I Care and age come unawares !
Mrs. Browning's Vision of Poets consists of upwards of three hundred stanzas of rhymed triplets.
(c). Stanzas of Four Verses.
These are designated quatrains, and are more common than any other arrangement of verses. The first four examples illustrate the various dispositions of the rhymes, what follows of the lengths.
Weep no more, or sigh, or moan, Grief recalls no hour that's gone; Violets plucked, the sweetest rain Makes not fresh or grow again.
Beaumont and Fletcher.
I hold it true, whate'er befall, I feel it when I sorrow most, Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have lovd at all.
Tennyson. " In Memoriam."
1 hear the trailing garments of the night Sweep through her marble halls!
I saw her sable skirts all fringed with light From the celestial walls !
Longfellow. - Hymns to the Night."