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POETIC LICENCES.                            125
This foot may have place twice, or even three times in the same line :
You 16se it in the moment you detect. It is a cr6cket of a pinnacle.
Ibid.
But as unaccented feet weaken a line, this last has the utmost degree of weakness that is consistent with a verse, there being in it only two syllables accented, and for quantity, not one long.
The spondee (two accented syllables - -) may be substituted for the iambic, and in as many places as the pyrrhic, e.g. :
In the 4th foot. That gay freethinker, a ffne talker 6nce






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