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COMBINATIONS OF VERSES.
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0  thou child of many prayers !
Life hath quicksandsólife hath snares I Care and age come unawares !
Longfellow.
Mrs. Browning's Vision of Poets consists of upwards of three hundred stanzas of rhymed trip≠lets.
(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 dis≠positions 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."