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Where'er you find the cooling western breeze, In the next line it whispers through the trees.
"Essay on Criticism?
His own verses, however, sometimes fall under this censure, as is shown in the following:
Her fate is whisper'd by the gentle breeze, And told in sighs to all the trembling trees.
In some still evening, when the whispering breeze Pants on the leaves, and dies upon the trees.
The dying gales that pant upon the trees, The lakes that quiver to the curling breeze.
"JS/oisa to Ade/ard."
There are some rhymes, and also some ends ol verses, so hackneyed that we might, at the first recital of them, do in the same manner as Demetrius Phalerus informs us the Athenians did sometimes towards those orators who composed their speeches in studied and artificial periods. " The hearers were disgusted," says he, 4< and being well aware how the sentence would end, they would often forestall the speaker, and utter it aloud."
Many subjects for verse have these common rhymes accompanying, and, as it were, belonging to them. For example, in prologues and epilogues it is perhaps necessary to mention the stage; this, being a very easy word to rhyme with, is readily taken ; and then its partner shall be age or rage, and stand with it after this manner :