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POETIC LICENCES. 105
The idols are broke in the temple of Baal.
Byron. They fall successive, and successive rise.
is the transposition of words beyond what would he allowable even in rhetorical prose, e.g. :
Idle after dinner, in his chair, Sat a farmer, ruddy, fat, and fair.
From morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve,
A summer's day.
High on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormuz or of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East, with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold, Satan exalted sat.
From peak to peak, the rattling crags among,
Leaps the live thunder.
This is the want of proper sequence in the construction of a compound sentence, as :
My name is Edgar, and thy father's son.