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;64                            ORTHOMETRY.
"Bout ship !" shouts the Captain, immediatelee, "And bear the ' First Lord' to his own countree ; If our vessel went down, no matter to we, But what would become of the Admiraltee ! "
A.J.
We shall conclude this subject of double rhymes with laying before the reader what Dryden has said upon it. "The double rhyme (a necessary com­panion of burlesque writing) is not so proper for manly satire ; for it turns earnest too much to jest, and gives us a boyish kind of pleasure. It tickles awkwardly, with a kind of pain to the best sort of readers; we are pleased ungratefully, and, if I may say so, against our liking. He (Butler, of whom he is writing) might have left that task to others, who, not being able to put it in thought, can only make us grin with the excrescence of a word of two or three syllables in the close. It is, indeed, below so great a master to make use of such a little in­strument. But his good sense is perpetually shining through all he writes; it affords us not the time for finding faults. We pass through the levity of his rhyme, and are immediately carried to some admirable, useful thought."
5.—FAULTS IN RHYMING.:
The faults in rhyming, which have hitherto been noticed, arise from some imperfection in the rhymes themcelves; but there are other usages deserving censure, which are independent of any such imper-






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